Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Donna Hay's Chicken Nicoise Salad

It's been a little while since I've shared a new recipe with you all so today I thought I'd post one I've been making a fair bit recently. It's from a Donna Hay magazine and was given to me by my sister-in-law. Unfortunately, I haven't managed to take a photo on the numerous times I've made this dish as it's always been gobbled up very quickly but take my word for it, served with some fresh bread, this is a great salad for a quick, light meal that can be prepared ahead.

Chicken Nicoise Salad

2L chicken stock
4 chicken breasts
250g green beans (sliced lengthways)
⅓ cup kalamata olives (pitted)
150g baby Roma tomatoes (halved)
70g rocket (I also add some baby spinach)
4 hard boiled eggs (halved or quartered)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp wholegrain mustard
⅓ cup olive oil

Combine the garlic, lemon juice, mustard and oil and set aside. Heat the stock on high and bring to the boil. Turn the heat to low and add the chicken for 14 mins. Add beans for another few minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the beans tender. Cool chicken and shred. Put in a bowl with remaining ingredients and drizzle over dressing.

(Serves 4)

Image above from Donna Hay website


  1. This sounds really yummy! I'll have to try it out once our weather warms up some. We're getting our last bit of wintery weather and then this weekend is supposed to be mild.

  2. Yum! Sounds great, Amanda! A great one when having friends over at the weekend!

    Vari @ Buttercup Ink xx

  3. Actually that sounds delicious. Will give it a try this week ! Thanks for sharing always looking for something new.

  4. That does sound yummy. I'm a bit boring with my salads just the usual, this sounds like a lovely simple Sunday meal. Thank you for sharing. xo

  5. Oh yummy. My high schooler came home with a traditional nicoise salad (the tuna type) which she made with her French chef, it was fantastic. We made it at home the following weekend, delicious!! Love Posie

  6. i have been really slack with posting recipes lately!

    thank you so much for the sweet words, I definitely understand the blog community feel.
    i have been a little slack aswell with comments but I am glad google reader gives me a look at what people are upto.

    thanks Amanda ♥

  7. I have a nicoise salad dog tagged in a super food ideas that I have been meaning to test out for ages. This one sounds delicious and I think I'll definitely be giving it a try soon now you've reminded me of it!


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