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Chicken and Almond Salad Recipe

Chicken and Almond Salad Recipe. A light and nutty chicken salad with fresh lettuce and tangy lemon zest, so tasty and healthy.  A refreshing and easy meal to serve at any time of the day. What’s best for this recipe is that you can use your chicken leftovers  and have a great quick fix meal to enjoy.


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Chicken and Almond Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken fillets, halves and skinless
  • Sal and pepper
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 butter Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn into serving pieces
  • 2 cups lightly packed watercress sprigs
  • 1/3 cup toasted almonds to serve
  • 2 tbsp. grated lemon zest, to serve

Lemon Mayonnaise:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup light olive oil
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons

Cooking Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 300F, (150C/Gas Mark 2).
  • Place the chicken in a single layer baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the water and bake the chicken until it is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the dish and cut it into strips.
  • Combine with the salad greens in a large bowl.
  • For the mayonnaise, place the eggs, lemon juice, and mustard in the food processor, then process for a minute.
  • Combine oil with the motor running, add the oil in a slow, steady stream.
  • Process until thoroughly combined. Stir in the lemon zest.
  • Toss the mayonnaise with the greens and chicken and sprinkle with the almonds and lemon zest.
  • Serve immediately after  preparing.

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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  1. I love chicken salad, but don’t love all the mayo. I LOVE the almonds in this recipe though. I love the texture and the added crunch. Where do you get all these good recipes?

  2. this definitely sounds like a great chicken left over recipe that the family would love.

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