Portuguese Chicken Salad

29 Dec

This yummy salad was something I put together this afternoon because I was too lazy to make anything else.

I dare say this salad is a healthier alternative to the chips and ham sangers you are possibly contemplating.

It was fricken delish!

I’ve used yellow plums in the recipe but if you can’t get them, you can also use mango for that beautiful sweetness.

This is a very yummy, dead easy lunch for those lazy days.


1 carrot, cut into matchsticks

1/2 small cucumber, finely diced

1/2 tomato, finely diced

1 yellow plum, sliced thinly

olive oil, to serve

balsamic vinegar or dressing, to serve

1 chicken breast

Portuguese seasoning or spice rub


Rub the Portuguese spice rub or seasoning over the chicken breast, ensuring you coat all of it well.

You can throw the breast on a hot grill, but for those too lazy to get the grill going like me, just put it in a non-stick pan with a smidge of olive oil and cook it over med-high heat until cooked inside and the outsides have a slightly charred appearance.

Wrap the chicken breast in some foil and set aside to rest for a few minutes.

Arrange your carrot matchsticks in the middle of your plate.

After the chicken has rested for a few minutes, slice it thinly against the grain and arrange atop the carrots.

Mix your plums, tomato and cucumbers in a bowl with a drop of olive oil.

Sprinkle your tomato, plums and cucumbers over the chicken and let it tumble down the sides.

Drizzle some olive oil and basalmic vinegar over the plate and gobble it all up!


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Posted by on December 29, 2006 in Luscious Lunches


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