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Mango Chicken Salad

Here is a very special salad – new potatoes, slices of tender grilled chicken and asparagus tossed in a fresh orange dressing while still warm and then gently mixed with juicy mango slices and baby salad leaves. It makes a delicious and well balanced meal all on its own.

Mango Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower oil
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, about 175 g each
  • 800 g new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 large sprigs of fresh mint
  • 125 g asparagus spears
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced
  • 150 g mixed baby salad leaves such as English spinach, and cos and red coral lettuces
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  • Fresh orange dressing:
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil
  • salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. Put the garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sunflower oil in a bowl and whisk together. Add the chicken breasts and turn to coat both sides, then leave to marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Put the potatoes in a saucepan, pour over boiling water to cover and add the mint sprigs. Cook for 15–20 minutes, or until tender. At the same time, put the asparagus in a steamer basket or metal colander, cover and set over the pan of potatoes to steam. Cook thin asparagus spears for 4–5 minutes, thick spears for 8–10 minutes, or until just tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes (discard the mint) and leave until cool enough to handle, then cut into thick slices. Cut the asparagus diagonally into 6 cm lengths.
  4. Preheat the grill to moderate. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on the grill rack. Grill for about 15 minutes, brushing frequently with the marinade and turning once, until cooked through and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with the tip of a knife. Leave to rest for 3–4 minutes, then slice.
  5. To make the dressing, put the orange zest and juice, mustard and sunflower and walnut oils in a large serving bowl, and whisk together until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer the warm sliced chicken, potatoes and asparagus to the serving bowl and gently toss together to coat with the dressing. Add the mango and salad leaves and toss gently again. Serve immediately, while still warm.

Serves 4
Preparation: 15 minutes, plus 15 minutes marinating
Cooking: 35 minutes

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