Thursday, 25 June 2009

Warm chicken salad

If I had £1 for every time Paul has made this gorgeous, simple salad, we'd be able to afford quite a nice dinner out. It has very few ingredients, so they need to be good - free range chicken, properly ripe avocado and perfectly washed baby spinach leaves.

Warm chicken salad (serves 2 as a main course)

1 bag baby spinach leaves
6 chicken thigh fillets
splash of oil for cooking
1 ripe avocado
handful of something crunchy (we used sunflower seeds on this occasion - pinenuts, pumpkin seeds and cashews have all been tried in the past with equal success)
drizzle of balsamic
good splash of soy sauce

Divide the spinach leaves, avocado and sunflower seeds between 2 large bowls and drizzle with a little balsamic. Cut the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and saute in a splash of vegetable oil until really well browned and cooked through. Deglaze the pan with soy sauce, and shake around while the soy reduces and glazes the chicken. Divide the hot chicken and pan juices between the two bowls and eat immediately.

11 comments:

kat said...

Perfect for summer

Natashya said...

The perfect summer meal! What did you drink?

Foodycat said...

Kat - yup!

Natashya - white wine I think. It was a late one after dance class, so I wasn't paying attention!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Foodycat, this is the perfect comfort food. Sounds so delicious I'd love a plateful right now. I prefer chicken over red meat any day. :)

michelle @ thursday night smackdown said...

and with that, tomorrow night's dinner is planned. hello, value pack of chicken parts i just bought! meet your maker!

MrOrph said...

Don't you just love the combination of chicken with avocado? I will be making this. Looks great!

maybelle's mom said...

I love chicken and avacado.

HH said...

Sounds fantastic FC, and today is almost warm enough for salad. This will be added to my speedy recipe base.

Foodycat said...

Teresa - I love red meat, but Paul has a real gift for cooking chicken.

Michelle - glad we could help!

Mr Orph - it is a classic. And the slight glaze it gets from the soy is delicious.

Maybelle's mom - it's a pretty healthy dinner too!

HH - it's excellent for a "I really can't be bothered" sort of night.

Esi said...

I love warm chicken in salads. Comfort in simplicity.

tamarindandthyme said...

Oh, this looks just perfect for our current weather! I also love that the supermarkets are selling boneless, skinless chicken thighs now!

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