Smoked Chicken Salad

Smoked Chicken Salad

A smoked chicken salad is a very popular type of salad in any coffee shop. It is a lovely meal for a lovely summer's lunch, can be eaten for as a small dinner or even be as part of a large Sunday buffet table salad. I have always been keen on a smoked chicken salad - one because chicken is such a great ingredient for any meal and two - smoked chicken can keep up a few days in the fridge. Therefore you can make more meals from it. Add it to pasta or on the next day's work sandwich. You can also impress your guests with it as a small starter as part of a 3-course dinner. Smoked chicken can be bought from the local supermarket, or you can smoke the chicken yourself. It is not that difficult and you only need a few things. A black pot, wood chips for smoking, foil, water and a strainer. Place the foil in the large black pot, and cover it all over the pot's edges as well; Add the wooden smoking chips. Lightly sprinkle the wood chips with water, it must not be soggy. Place the strainer in the pot. Add the chicken breast fillets (you can slightly cook them in the oven beforehand for 10 minutes with salt and pepper). Add the pot's lid and smoke the chicken until they are a brown-yellowish colour and firm. Honey Curry Mayonnaise is the perfect combination for smoked chicken.

Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Ready in: 20 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories 164 Carbs: 10.9g Protein: 20g Fat: 3.6g

180 g salad leaves,
20 slices cucumber, cut into quarters
12 Roza or cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
½ each red, yellow and green pepper, cut into small cubes
½ wheel crumbed feta cheese
20 olives
20 slices gherkins, cut into circles
4 pieces of peppadews, cut into pieces
40 pieces of sun dried tomatoes, cut into pieces
4 smoked chicken breasts, cut into strips
a avocado, slices, ½ red onion, cut into half rings
one third cup honey
3 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Wash the lettuce and dry it thoroughly.
Assemble the rest of the ingredients to turn it into a beautiful salad.
Last add the smoked chicken strips.
Add all the ingredients together and whisk well.
Season to taste .
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