Recipe by Ailsa of New Zealand
Really worth the time it takes to make this salad. You may like to add a splash of balsamic vineger.
Top Review by Elmotoo
I used leftover roasted chicken & it was yummy! I only had sweet & hot paprikas so I doubt I got the full effect smoked paprika would have provided. The combo of yogurt AND lemon juice made it a bit too tart for me but on the other hand was very refreshing. I personally missed the mayo. However, my daughter went back for 3rds.
For the chicken
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- vegetable stock or water, to cover
- 1 teaspoon vinegar or 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 bay leaf
For the salad
- 2 red bell peppers
- 75 g cucumbers, sliced
- 140 g mixed salad greens
- 2 -3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
For the sauce
- 125 g plain low-fat yogurt
- 2 teaspoons sun-dried tomato paste
- 1 1⁄2-2 tablespoons fresh herbs, finely chopped (basil, chives or parsley)
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄8-1⁄4 teaspoon smoked paprika (to taste)
- salt and pepper, to taste
Directions See How It's Made
- Place the chicken breasts in a frying pan with the vinegar, white wine or water and bring to the boil.
- Lower the heat to a very gentle simmer and cook for 25 minutes until the chicken is done.
- Meanwhile, to start the salad, heat the grill to the highest setting and grill the whole red peppers until they are blistered and blackened all over.
- Remove from the heat, place in a bowl and cover with food wrap. Leave to stand for 10 minutes to make the skins easier to remove.
- When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and set aside to cool on paper towels.
- Peel the black skins from the peppers, discard the core and seeds and cut the flesh into strips. Combine in a salad bowl with the cucumber, salad leaves and parsley leaves.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce. Cube the cooled chicken and stir in to the sauce. Arrange the salad on serving plates and top with the dressed chicken and serve.
- Note: You may want to add a dash of Balsamic vineger to the sauce if you find it too tart.