Warm Chicken & Chorizo Salad Recipe

03/08/2010


Winter...hardly a time for salads, right? Wrong!...Not for this salad anyway: a beautiful, warm, slightly spicy and tangy salad that will warm you from the inside and will change your mind on eating salads in winter. I found it on DailyMail.co.uk and I cannot wait to try it!

 

To warm up the meal even further, you could serve it with some Kumara or Potato wedges or as a Dinner Party starter. Your friends will be impressed!

 

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 corn tortillas, torn into large pieces
  • 150g (5½oz) chorizo, halved and sliced
  • 125g (4½oz) baby spinach
  • 4 vine tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch coriander, roughly torn

FOR THE MARINADE:

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp dried wild oregano (if you can't get hold of it, use an extra tsp of regular)
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tbsp dark soy sauce
  • A good pinch of cayenne pepper

METHOD

Combine the marinade ingredients in a non-metallic bowl, season and set aside. Slash the chicken and add to the marinade, combine well and set aside for at least 20 minutes.

 

Heat the sunflower oil in a pan and fry the tortillas until golden and lightly charred round the edges. Set aside and wipe out the pan. Add the chorizo and cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly charred.

 

Set to one side, leaving 1-2tbsp of the oil in the pan. Add the chicken and marinade to the pan and fry over a medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until just cooked through. Leave to rest for a few minutes.

 

To serve, combine the remaining ingredients and then add the chorizo. Divide among 4 plates and top each with a chicken breast and a handful of the fried tortillas and a dollop of tomato salsa or your favourite salad dressing.

 

From The Daily Mail