This Chicken, Orange and Watercress Salad is a real hit with the juicy citrus, sticky balsamic glazed chicken and fresh watercress.
The chicken is coated in a sticky orange and balsamic vinegar glaze and utterly tastes divine. The recipe below feeds two people, but why not double up the batch of chicken and keep the leftovers in the fridge for tomorrows packed lunch. You’ll be so pleased you did :)
- 1 tablespoon of your favourite fat or oil
- 2 chicken breasts chopped into bite size chunks
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 oranges
- 2 big handfuls of watercress
Slice the top and bottom off the oranges. Run a sharp knife down each side to remove the peel and pith. Slice out each out each segment of the orange, saving the juice and removing any pips as you go.
Heat up the oil in a frying pan.
Pat the chicken dry if necessary, season with salt and pepper, then carefully pop in the hot oil. Leave for a couple of minutes to let the chicken start to colour underneath.
Give a stir and cook until the chicken has cooked through. Splash in the orange juice and balsamic vinegar and let the sauce reduce, sweeten and become syrupy.
Layer up the watercress, orange segments and chicken and enjoy.
For another fruity little salad, check out this yummy pigeon, griddled peach and almond salad with a thyme vinegarette by Ceri at Natural Kitchen Adventures. It looks delish!