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Honey Spring Chicken with Orange and Rocket Salad

Honey Spring Chicken with Orange and Rocket Salad

UnYucky Families
Oranges and honey turn this chicken salad into a main course taste sensation. Adjust the other ingredients to your family’s taste. This recipe was part of our Spring 2020 Meal Plan, where you will find the complete shopping list for a week of meals.
Servings 1 family salad

Ingredients
  

  • Honey chicken
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 500 g of uncooked chicken breast pieces cut across the grain into short slices 1-2cm wide
  • Salad
  • 5 med-large oranges rind removed and chopped into segments
  • 2 cups of fresh rocket leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 yellow capsicum de-seeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 400 g tin of corn kernels drained
  • 400 g tin of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup pine kernels
  • ¼ cup pepita seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Instructions
 

  • If frozen, defrost marinated chicken overnight in the fridge. Leave in bag.
  • If fresh, whisk marinade ingredients together in a bowl large enough to hold chicken pieces. Add chicken and mix well, store in fridge while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  • In a large bowl mix the rocket, spinach, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, orange pieces, corn kernels, chickpeas, capsicum and celery.
  • Whisk the dressing together and use tongs to turn the salad as you add a little at a time - don’t drown the salad, it should be nice and light. Let sit while you cook chicken.
  • Chicken is best cooked in a grill style frying pan, but a normal fry pan will be fine.
  • Grill the chicken pieces on all sides, make sure they have cooked all the way through and mix well around the pan to coat in the caramelising marinade. If the liquid isn't turning golden brown, turn up the heat a little more. Set pan aside when done.
  • Assemble the salad on a serving platter or individual plates and top with some of the grilled honey chicken and pan juices.
  • Serve on a big platter or salad bowl with some crusty bread.
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Notes

  • Add or subtract the salad ingredients to your family's taste. We added avocado and red onions!
  • This honey chicken marinade combo is also great with rice, cooked according to packet directions or using a rice cooker,
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