Lemon and Honey Chicken Salad


    • Zest and juice of 1 lemon, (plus 1 tbsp lemon juice, extra)
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup mint leaves, half the leaves finely chopped
    • 4 x 200g chicken breasts each sliced into thirds
    • 200g fresh or frozen broad beans
    • 1/2 (200g) garlic ciabatta loaf (see notes), halved lengthways, torn into small pieces
    • Large handful of baby spinach
    • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
    • 125g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/2 cucumber, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
    • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine lemon zest and juice, honey, 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and chopped mint in a large bowl. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add chicken, stir to coat, then place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to marinate.
  3. Meanwhile, blanch broad beans in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Remove tough outer skins. Set aside.
  4. Place ciabatta on a baking tray and grill for 4-5 minutes until golden and crisp.
  5. Cook chicken for 2-3 minutes each side until caramelised and cooked through.
  6. Toss broad beans, ciabatta, baby spinach leaves, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley and whole mint leaves in a large bowl.
  7. Whisk together mustard and remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Season. Divide the salad among plates, pour over dressing and top with chicken to serve.

Adapted from original recipe on taste.com.au