Chicken Salad With Grapefruit and Pistachios

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A light and refreshing starter for a dinner party or a delicious lunch dish. Adapted from one of Bill Granger's recipes, from the Lifestyle Food Channel. I haven't made this yet, but when I do, since I have zero tolerance of chilli, I'll be omitting the chilli, adding some capers and using Greek Yoghurt in the Yoghurt Dressing. The cooking time below does not include the 30 minutes needed for marinating the chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice each chicken breast into three escalopes.
  2. Place the chicken escalopes on a chopping board, cover with a freezer bag and pound them until they are about 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick.
  3. Place the chicken escalopes in a flat ceramic dish and pour 60 ml (1/4 cup) of the olive oil over them.
  4. Scatter the lemon slices over the chicken, and add freshly ground black pepper, cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a large pan over a high heat for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle it with sea salt.
  7. Cook the chicken in the pan for 1 minute on each side or until cooked through and golden.
  8. Toss the herbs with the pistachios, onion, grapefruit, chilli and the remaining olive oil, then season to taste.
  9. Divide the onion/grapefruit mixture among four plates and top each with three pieces of chicken.
  10. Serve the chicken with the yoghurt dressing on the side.
  11. To make the yoghurt dressing: Stir all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
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VERY NICE TASTING SALAD, & worthy of making yet again! I enjoyed the combo of not just the grapefruit & nuts, but also the yoghurt dressing! I did, however, omit the red chili, although another time I might just add a bit of the milder green one! Thanks for a nice variation of the chicken salad! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Went to the Market cooking game]