Paprika Chicken Salad

Salad doesn’t have to be boring! Paprika adds a sweet and spicy kick to lean grilled chicken breast and when accompanied by crispy leaves and greens and a creamy, lemon tahini dressing this is a great salad for any season.

Makes 1 portion.

Ingredients

  • 1 small chicken breast
  • A handful of baby gem lettuce, washed 
  • A handful of baby spinach leaves, washed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp tahini 
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 100g green beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the olive oil and chicken to the pan and cook until the underside is golden brown 
  2. Turn the chicken, sprinkle with paprika, turn the heat down and continue until the chicken has cooked through 
  3. Meanwhile trim the stalks from the green beans, bring to the boil a large pan of water, and cook the beans for 4-5 minutes on a rapid boil, then drain 
  4. To make the dressing mix the tahini with the turmeric then little by little stir in the lemon juice and the water, and salt to taste
  5. Dress the salad leaves in a little olive oil, mix together the lettuce leaves and green beans, top with chicken and drizzle the dressing over the top

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