Bang bang chicken salad
( SERVES 6 )
Photo by Annabel Langbein Media
Regardless of how it's cooked, you will get maximum tenderness and juiciness if you eat cooked chicken straight away or once it has cooled to room temperature, without chilling it (chicken, meat or seafood protein sets when it is chilled).
If using poached chicken more than 2 hours after it has cooled down, store it in its cooking liquid in the fridge until needed. It will keep for 4 or 5 days. For how to poach chicken without drying it out, see here.
For the salad
For the satay dressing
- For the Satay Dressing, stir together boiling water and peanut butter in a mixing bowl, then stir in all other ingredients.
- Combine chicken and dressing in a large serving bowl and toss to coat.
- Add all remaining ingredients, reserving a few nuts and herbs, and toss to combine. Serve garnished with reserved nuts and herbs.
More chicken salads from Annabel
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