This Thai Chicken Salad is delicious, easy to make and super healthy. The honey drizzled cashews add a touch of extra yumminess as well as even more goodness.
Course Main Course, Salad
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Eb Gargano
1red chillifinely chopped, plus extra for garnish
Zest and juice of 2 limes
Salt to taste
4small chicken breasts
2little gem lettucesshredded
4spring onionsfinely sliced
200gsugar snap peascut in half
2avocadoscut into thick slices
Basil leaves for scattering
Mix together the turmeric, chilli, ginger, lime zest and a little salt in a bowl. Add the chicken breasts and rub the spice mix all over the chicken breasts so they are well coated.
Heat up a griddle pan on high for 1 minute. Add the chicken and fry for 3 minutes on the first side, until nicely charred. Flip the chicken over and then turn the griddle down. Cook for 6 minutes on the second side or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
Remove the chicken from the griddle pan and put on a plate to rest. Then slice or shred the chicken when cool enough to handle.
While you are cooking the chicken, put a small frying pan over a medium heat and add the cashew nuts. Cook gently until the nuts are brown on both sides. Drizzle over the honey and allow it to bubble for a few seconds then turn off the heat. Tip the nuts onto a plate or they will weld themselves to the pan – you have been warned ;-)
Once the chicken and the cashew nuts are ready you can start to assemble the salad: first scatter the prepared lettuce, sugar snap peas and spring onions on a serving platter. Next add the sliced avocado and chicken. Top with the cashew nuts, extra chilli and basil.
Finally mix the olive oil, lime juice and a little salt in a little bowl or jam jar and drizzle over the salad. Serve the salad just as it is, or with warm crusty bread, pittas or flatbreads and a glass of aromatic white wine.
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