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Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Holidays are typically when we indulge ourselves with seconds or that extra ice cream – our latest holiday cooking guide is a healthy and super simple chicken salad recipe with a nutty yogurt and cucumber dressing.

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe


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Serves 4 people
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Ingredients for the chicken

  • 1.2kg of chicken thighs or breast
  • Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • Several almonds
  • A bay leaf

Ingredients for the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons of low fat mayo
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt
  • 2 lemons (zest & juice)
  • 1 cucumber (peeled & chopped)
  • Pinch of fresh basil

Ingredients to serve

  • 4 large handfuls of salad leaves

Preparation Instructions

Boil a large pan of water and place the chicken, peppercorns and bay leaves in and simmer for around 40 minutes. After 40 mins take the chicken out, remove the skin and shred the meat. Now dry-fry the almonds and cumin in a separate small pan – leave both pans to cool.

To make the dressing simply mix the yogurt, mayonnaise and lemon (zest & juice) together along with the chicken, cucumber, cumin and almonds. Lastly add in the basil and place each portion on a bed of salad.

Ladram Bay Supermarket

By now you’re probably wanting to try this recipe for yourself? For those staying with us you’ll be able to find all the ingredients used in this recipe at the Ladram Bay Supermarket. Your chicken will come from Greendale Farm just 8 miles away from Ladram Bay.

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