Chicken Salad with Couscous ....... minus oranges

Everyone is tired of hearing about the heat of summer. So I am not going to mention it, other than to say I have sought out cooler meals to put on the table in effort to keep the kitchen from heating up. Nigel Slater has a good recipe for using up leftover chicken, making a healthy salad type meal that's easy on the prep. That's a winner in my book.


Looking over this recipe earlier in the week I decided to make it, knowing there is always leftover chicken in our home. Pity I didn't write down the ingredients in my ever present pink notebook. Thinking I could remember it, I neglected to buy pea shoots and small oranges. That's fine as I usually take a recipe more like a guideline and omit or add as I think fit for our personal tastes.


Substituting skinny asparagus spears (roasted in the oven) gave this the green veg needed. Almost like the photo on BBC Recipes page. Almost.

I was able to make a dressing of orange and lemon as we had orange juice in the fridge. Served with a yellow squash casserole, the two lone leftover wings and Sugar Kiss Melon rounded out the meal. This was satisfying and after a lunch of salad, I was fairly ravenous.

chick salad

The recipe may be found at BBC under the Food and Recipes link. HERE is the direct link for this meal. Since Nigel calls this a salad I will link up to Deb's Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday event. {It seems cheating in a way as this is chopped chicken over couscous, but salad it is named so there it is!}


If anyone else made soup, sandwiches or salads don't forget Deb in Hawaii has a linkup for her Souper Sunday. HERE is this week's link, you don't have to post on Sunday.

Also linking up to I ♥ Cooking Club.


Deb in Hawaii said...

Works for me! With the couscous, it's like a pasta salad! ;-) Although I can't claim the heat you guys have there, it has certainly been muggy here and quick and easy meals are most welcome.

Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week!

Tina said...

Thanks Deb! When I saw the title in the BBC recipes I thought , perfect, I wanted to make salad as a main course. I love love love your Souoer Sunday and Nigel Slater too 😘

Debra Eliotseats said...

Recipes are more like guidelines around here too. Lovely salad.

Tina said...

Jtnanks, Debra. I think you have to tweak a recipe for personal taste.

flour.ish.en said...

Can't agree more with the notion that recipe is only the guideline. I do that more and more the longer I've cooking. Sage advice.

Lydia Filgueras said...

Way to substitute on the fly! Sounds like it tasted great, too :)

kitchen flavours said...

Chicken in a salad, with couscous too! It sounds and looks delicious!

Kim said...

Oh, the heat and humidity is just plain stifiling! Makes a person not want to eat at all!

This is a great recipe to have on hand for using up the leftover chicken. I love the way the asparagus really fancies it up!

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