Lime and Mint Chicken

"When you have left over roast chicken this is a tasty and cool meal for one that's easily doubled if necessary."
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  • Bring a medium sized saucepan of water to the boil.
  • Drop the beans into the boiling water with a pinch of salt.
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes until the beans are just tender.
  • Discard the chicken skin and any fat and tear bite-size pieces off the bone.
  • Season the shredded chicken, with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the lime juice into a bowl and whisk with olive oil until thick.
  • Stir the beans into the dressing and then add the tomatoes, chicken, mint and chives.
  • Toss and leave to sit for a few minutes, until the flavours meld together.
  • Toss again and eat.

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  1. dale7793
    This was a fantastic salad. I loved it! The only thing I would change is less olive oil and lots more lime juice and mint as the lime wasn't that strong. I added some chopped red capsicum to mine also. Great!


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