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A hot and spicy chicken salad with loads of flavours. This would last 2 people a couple of days if you keep the dressing and spices in a airtight containers and only cut the vegetables up when ready to use them.

Spicy chicken salad
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:1119
Ready in:3 hours, 45 minutes
Prep. time:3 hours, 30 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:7th June 2014

Best recipe review

A fantastic salad


The cashews made it feel luxurious.

The Judge


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chicken marinade

salad items



Mise en place


  1. Add the olive oil to a wok and stir-fry the chicken pieces together with the garlic until they are browned and properly cooked.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the dressing ingredients in a small pan and mix well until the jaggery has completely dissolved.
  4. allow to cool.
  5. Add the salad items to a large bowl, together with the chicken pieces, pour over the dressing and sprinkle with the garnish

Chef's notes

Roasting and crushing cashews in a pestle and mortar: I found it easier to first smash the cashews in a mortar, by covering them with a cloth and bashing them with the pestle through the cloth. This stops the bits going everywhere. Then roast the crushed remains, every part gets nicely toasted this way.

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