Warm Chicken Salad

This is a very flexible recipe so feel free to tweak it with whatever you have at hand. Use fish or beef/lamb instead.


Serves 4




  • 2tbsp oil


  • 2 handfuls of cooked, shredded chicken


  • ½ red onion, sliced


  • 3 rashes of smoked bacon, chopped


  • ½ small tin of sweetcorn


  • 20g frozen peas


  • 20g frozen green beans


  • 2 slices of wheaten bread for croutons


  • 2 large handfuls of mixed leaves


  • 1 handful of chopped fresh herbs (anything you have)


  • 3 tomatoes, diced


  • 1/3 cucumber, quartered and sliced


  • 1 celery stick, halved and sliced


  • 1 lemon, juiced


  • large glug of olive oil


  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a frying pan, add the onion, chicken and bacon and cook until browned and soft.
  2. Put the frozen veg in a pan of boiling water to soften.
  3. Stir the sweetcorn and veg into the bacon mix.
  4. Now make the croutons – cut the bread into little squares, heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry until crisp and brown.
  5. In a large salad bowl mix the leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, celery and herbs. Top with the warm chicken mix. Glug on some olive oil, squeeze the lemon, toss quickly and serve.

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