Jamie Oliver's Blackened Chicken With San Fran Quinoa Salad

READY IN: 25mins




  • Put the quinoa into the pan and generously cover with boiling water and the lid.
  • Put the chilli, spinach, trimmed spring onions and coriander (reserving a few leaves) into the processor, tear in the top leafy half of the mint, then blitz until finely chopped.
  • On a large sheet of greaseproof paper, toss the chicken with salt, pepper, the allspice and paprika • Fold over the paper, then bash and flatten the chicken to 1.5cm thick with a rolling pin • Put into the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, turning after 3 or 4 minutes, until blackened and cooked through.
  • Deseed the peppers, cut each one into 8 strips and add to the frying pan, tossing regularly • Peel and cut the mango into chunks.
  • Drain the quinoa and rinse under the cold tap, then drain well again and tip on to a serving board or platter • Toss with the blitzed spinach mixture, squeeze over the lime juice, add the extra virgin olive oil, mix well and season to taste.
  • Sprinkle the mango chunks and cooked peppers over the quinoa • Halve and destone the avocado, then use a teaspoon to scoop curls of it over the salad • Slice up the chicken, toss the slices in any juices and add to the salad • Crumble over the feta, scatter over the remaining coriander leaves and snip over the cress • Serve with dollops of yoghurt.