Sunday, 18 January 2009

Warm Chicken & Coriander Salad

One of the things I love about summer camping with friends is that you come across a new meal or recipe that is worthy of adding to your own menu repertoire. This recipe is absolutely delicious. Although we don't like fresh coriander...and so, as it is with many recipes, we've tweaked it to suit our likes and dislikes and taken on board some tweaking from the family who passed this on to us.

Warm Chicken and Coriander Salad

1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup slivered almonds
6 chicken thigh fillets, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
1 red capsicum, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, chopped
2 spring onions, chopped
lettuce, chopped (something robust like cos or iceberg, not soft)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice

  1. Heat oil in pan, add nuts and stir fry until lightly browned, remove from pan.
  2. Reheat pan and add chicken. Cook until tender; drain on absorbent paper.
  3. Combine the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.
  4. Combine nuts, chicken, coriander, capsicum, celery, lettuce and dressing. Gently stir in tomatoes, avocado and spring onions.
For those of us who dislike coriander, you could use flat leaf parsley, or basil instead. Or nothing. We don't enjoy celery raw, and certainly I don't have it with me when we're camping so that was omitted too. One of the tweaks from my friend, that I liked and used was to add some diced, sauted bacon. My friend also seasoned her chicken with some season-all type of thing. Hers was nice, but I had none so did it without and it was still very yummy.

I served this as a meal with cheese rolls from the bakery (I was given 6 rolls for free that day).

1 comment:

Susan said...

that looks deliscous!