Lemon chicken leafy salad recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare
  • 280 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Mix together the mayonnaise, lemon zest, juice of half a lemon, chives and mint and season. Stir in the chicken.

Separate, wash and trim the little gem leaves and use to line the edges of a deep glass salad bowl so they stand upright. Place the watercress in the bottom of the bowl and drizzle over the French dressing. Spoon the chicken on top. Serve immediately.

Serving tip 

For a party or buffet suggest guests fill the lettuce leaves with the chicken to serve.


Try using Romain leaves to replace the little gem and use rocket instead of watercress.

Replace the chicken with 4 poached salmon fillets for a new twist.

This recipe is from the British Leafy Salads Association, which looks to inspire people to make more of salads. Learn more here: www.makemoreofsalad.com

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

  • Ingredients

  • 120g low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon
  • 2tbsp chopped chives
  • 1tbsp chopped mint
  • 4 roasted chicken breasts, skinned and torn into strips (370g)
  • 2 x little gem lettuce
  • 85g bag watercress
  • 2-3tbsp French dressing
  • Energy 1195kj 280kcal 14%
  • Fat 3g 4%
  • Saturates 1g 5%
  • Sugars 7g 8%
  • Salt 0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25.6g Protein 39.7g Fibre 7.5g


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