Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oriental chicken & peach salad


Give chicken a lift with oriental flavours and a peach salad.

Serves 8
Cook time 35 mins

Ingredients

2 x 1.5kg/3lb 5oz or 3 x cooked chicken , preferably free-range
4 large ripe peaches , stoned
200g mangetout , thinly shredded lengthways
6 spring onions , very finely sliced
4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
zest and juice of 2 limes
2 tbsp clear honey
2 tbsp freshly grated root ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
6 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Method

1. Remove the meat from the chicken, cut into chunky strips and place in a large mixing bowl. Cut the peaches into wedges and reserve any juice. Add to the chicken with the mangetout, spring onions and coriander.

2. Put the lime zest and juice, honey, ginger and soy sauce into a small bowl and season. Slowly whisk in the sunflower oil to form an emulsion, then whisk in the sesame oil. Toss with the salad and serve with the couscous.

Nutrition per serving

520 kcalories, protein 49g, carbohydrate 9g, fat 32 g, saturated fat 9g, fibre 2g, salt 1.05 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2001.

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