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creamy chicken broccoli salad
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Creamy chicken broccoli salad

Creamy chicken broccoli salad is a delish bomb and a dose of healthiness. This salad recipe is nutritious and the secret sauce will blow your mind.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: european, World
Keyword: arugula salad, chicken broccoli salad, chicken salad
Servings: 6 people
Author: Cookie

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • boiling pan
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 piece chicken breast
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 pack mixed salad leaves
  • 300 g mayo
  • 150 ml soysauce
  • 100 g plain yogurt

Instructions

How to marinate the chicken breast for the salad?

  • Slice the chicken breasts in 4-6 parts
  • In a bowl, combine yoghurt with salt and pepper
  • Put the meat slices in the bowl with yogurt, let marinate for minimum 30 minutes

How to cook broccoli for the salad?

  • Fill a pan with water, salt it and put it to boil.
  • In the meantime, rinse the broccoli and cut the florets free beneath the flower canopy.  or 3-5 minutes. If the florets are smaller, 3 minutes are enough for it to be perfectly cooked.
  • When the water is boiling, put the broccoli florets into the pan. Turn the stove to low heat. You may even cover the pan with a lid. Let the broccoli florets simmer for 3-5 minutes
  • Fill a bowl with ice-cold water. Take out broccoli from boiling water and immediately transfer it to the bowl with cold water.

How to cook the yogurt-marinated chicken beasts? 

  • Preheat a frying pan, or, you can use a grill pan. When it is well-heated add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the chicken breast.
  • It will take about 5 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other side of each chicken breast to be well cooked yet soft and juicy. 

How to prepare the may-soy hot dressing for the salad?

  • Pour in 300g of mayo and set the pan on the stove on medium-low heat. Then, slowly pour the soy sauce into the almost boiling mayo. The trick is to always stir the mayo while pouring the soy sauce. When you’re done adding the 150ml of soy sauce, take a tiny sip of the sauce and check on the taste.
  • If you think it is too think, add 1-2 tablespoons of water. If you’re ok with the outcome, turn off the stove. 
  • Now, put in this hot dressing the fried/grilled chicken breast slices to soak. Mix well then add the broccoli and the tomatoes cut in big pieces. Let everything soak in the delicious sauce.

How to serve/assemble the salad

  • Make the first layer with the mixed salad leaves.
  • Take the saucepan with the soaked in the hot dipping meat, broccoli, and tomatoes and start placing everything on top of the green bed.