Smoked chicken salad for summer

Smoked chicken salad

Coming into the summer months meals need to be simple, yet tasty. This smoked chicken salad is such a delightful dinner as a main course for 4-6 people but is also a great dish to bring dinner parties and used as a shared plate.

My family thoroughly enjoys this dish and it has now become one of our top 5 go to meals. It incorporates the fresh herbs available to us in Summer and the delightful smoked flavours of the chicken. When chicken is not available, I replace it with smoked fish (even smoked salmon/gravlax is a perfect protein) I know that you will enjoy the simplicity of putting the salad together and may even place your very own twist on it. Bon Appetite

Ingredients for smoked chicken salad

  • 1 Smoked chicken – skin off, stripped and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 head broccoli florets steamed
  • 1 tomato sliced into half moons
  • 1 Green capsicum sliced
  • 1 Red Onion sliced into half rings, separated
  • 4 cups cooked pasta shells
  • 15 stuffed olives, sliced
  • 1 small pot of Basil or Coriander pesto
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds

Place everything into a large salad bowl. Toss through the Pesto and Sunflower seeds to finish.

Cassandra Heke

Cassandra and her partner Rick live in the sunny Hawkes Bay, with their two beautiful girls. She has a passion for good food and has worked with many top chefs in a range of food roles. Cassandra loves creating great food for her family and friends and also loves to share this love with others.

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