Spicy roast chicken salad with creamy lemon dressing – Alida Ryder

Alida Ryders Spicy roast chicken salad with creamy lemon dressingAlida Ryder’s Spicy roast chicken salad with creamy lemon dressing

Alida Ryder is always a jump ahead.  While we down here in the Cape are getting our first dubious spring weather, the queen of the Pretoria kitchen, where the weather is warmer, is off with a great start to summer with this delicious chicken dish.  Perfect for alfresco eating on a hot Highveld day.

Spicy roast chicken salad with creamy lemon dressing
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes

Serves 4

for the chicken
2x bone-in
chicken breasts
1 tablespoon sriracha
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch of smoked paprika
salt & pepper to taste

for the salad
ciabatta, thinly sliced and toasted
baby lettuce leaves
sliced avocado
ripe tomatoes, sliced
soft goat’s cheese, crumbled
corn, charred in a griddle pan and sliced off the cob

for the dressing
juice and zest of 1 lemon
100ml cream
salt & pepper to taste

Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet.
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together and pour over the chicken.
Place the chicken in the oven and allow to roast for 20-25 minutes until the the skin is caramelised and the chicken is cooked through but still succulent.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Slice the breast off the bone then into thin slices.
Arrange the salad ingredients on a large platter.
Combine the dressing ingredients then serve alongside the salad.

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Alida Ryder is one of my favourite food people.  Excellent cook, recipe developer, great photographer.  Her website has a huge following and she is doing things she could only have dreamed of a few years ago.  She’s written two books Simple & Delicious and Cook from the heart.  Click here to go to her fabulous website. Click here to buy her first e-book.

September 12th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |