Y’all I’ve just gotten so lazy. Except right now because I’m doing this on a whim. Actually I’m at my (share with husband) desk with a nice table lamp on the side and the window in the front. And I felt like I should type. So here I am. Anyhoo. I’m on the new-year-new-me kinda phase since 2020 has freshly rolled out.
The best thing about my colleague is that he orders a lot of salads. And I get to taste most of them. Yesterday he got a sweet potato and chicken salad. I wanted to replicate it at home, but I thought of something even better. Replace sweet potato with mango. I figured I’ll make the chicken a tad spicy and pan grill it, and make a balsamic chilli vinaigrette to bring it all together.
Ingredients: Boneless chicken breast - 1 cut into cubes Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp Chicken masala/Paneer tikka/any other mixed spice powder or even just garam masala powder - 1 tbsp (I used paneer tikka masala powder) Salt to taste (Marinate the chicken in the above ingredients while you prep the rest of the salad) Salad greens - As much as you'd like. I got half a bowl of lettuce and basil. Red/green/yellow bell pepper - 1 cut into cubes Mango - 1 cut into cubes Dressing: Balsamic vinegar - 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tsp Paprika/chilli powder - 1/2 tsp Honey - 1/2 tsp
Method: In a hot pan with a tbsp of olive oil, grill the chicken pieces till they're nice and brown. Charred would be even better! Keep aside. Tear up salad greens and place them in a bowl. Tip the mango, bell pepper and chicken on the greens. Whisk the ingredients for the vinaigrette and pour over salad. Done!