Spirulina Green Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein which helps muscle growth and repair, making this salad an excellent way to repair tired arms and legs after a tough workout. It also contains an amino acid called ‘tryptophan,’ which increases the serotonin levels in your brain, relieving stress and enhancing your mood.

Serves

2

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Sesame oil, to drizzle
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp dried fried onions
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Cooked brown rice or a mixed green salad, to serve

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4.

2. Drizzle the chicken breasts with sesame oil, then wrap loosely in foil. Put on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes, until cooked through. Cool slightly, then pull the meat apart with your fingers to shred it and put in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add the spring onions, fresh coriander, fresh mint, dried fried onions and sesame seeds to the chicken and toss together.

4. In a separate small bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Drizzle over the chicken salad and mix together, then serve with either cooked brown rice or a big green salad.

Recipe: Caroline Artiss, Photography: Ed Anderson

Recipe taken from Bowl Food (£14.99, Ryland Peters & Small). Bowl Food will be available to Your Healthy Living readers for the special price of £10.99 including postage & packaging (RRP£14.99 by telephoning Macmillan Direct on 01256 302 699 and quoting the reference LA4).

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