Smoked Chicken Salad

It’s a summer cool dish for lunch. Inspired from Jamie oliver’s version of smoked chicken salad. Used basic dressing ingredient (curd) and flavor (toasted cumin powder) intact , I have added bell peppers, tomatoes, rock salt and sugar to match up my family’s taste bud. For vegetarians, the chicken could be replaced by paneer/cottage cheese or tofu. Ultimate output was a bliss.

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Ingredients:

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  1. Smoked chicken breast (for single serving)
  2. Pepper corns – 10-12
  3. Bay leaf 1
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. Water 1 and ½ cup
  6. Handful of Lettuce leaves of your choice
  7. Fresh Basil leaves 8-10 leaves
  8. Diced cucumber 1 cup
  9. Cherry tomatoes cut into half 2
  10. Mixed colour Bell peppers ½ cup
  11. Toasted Almond 10-12
  12. Olives 6-7 pitted & sliced
  13. Toasted & grounded cumin seeds 1 tspn
  14. Mixture of whipped cream and curd 2 tblspn (1:2)Or combined paste of curd & meyo 2:1
  15. Rock salt ½ tspn
  16. Powdered Sugar ½ tspn
  17. Lemon Zest & juice 1 tblspn
  18. Extra virgin olive oil (optional)

Method:

In a pan pour water, pepper corn, bay leaf and pinch of salt. Place the chicken and poach/cook this piece in slow fire till the water reduces to 1 tblspn. Flip the chicken occasionally. Cool it in the same water.

Shred the poached chicken lengthwise. Now ground the peppercorns left in the pan. Keep aside.

Take a salad bowl. Pour the curd mix, cumin powder, salt and pepper, basil and cucumber. Mix well.

Now add shredded chicken, bell pepper, tomato, olives and mix well so that the dressing is coated to the ingredients.

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Tear off the lettuce and put in the bowl. Drizzle with olive oil(optional). Mix well lightly with a tong.

Refrigerate for 10mins before serving.

Summer cool salad is ready to serve.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sayoni says:

    Awesome mam….

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    1. Thank u shayoni. It means a lot to me..

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  2. Ankita Vikram says:

    Woowww aunty.. Looks awesome. Will try for sure.

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    1. Thank u dear. Must try, sure u will like it. pls keep visiting my blog on daily basis. It will be really motivating…

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  3. joyeeta81 says:

    My favorite and it’s yum!!

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    1. Thank u so much for wonderful words!!!

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  4. beautiful! looks yummy

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