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Mandarin-roasted Chicken Salad

  • 2 chicken breasts, slice in half lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 carrots, peeled cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus 3 tablespoons extra
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 Delite mandarins, halved
  • ½ tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 baby cos lettuce, trimmed and leaves separated
  • 6 leaves radicchio
  • 2 fresh Delite mandarins, peeled and sliced

Dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1 Delite mandarin
  • Juice of half a lemon

Method

Preheat the grill on medium heat.

Toss the chicken and carrots with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, garlic, maple syrup or honey and caraway seeds. Arrange in a single layer in a baking dish with the mandarin halves, flesh side up.

Grill for about 20 minutes. Turn the chicken and carrots. Stir in the chickpeas and walnuts to coat evenly with oil and pan juices.

Continue cooking until the breasts are golden and cooked through.

Remove the chicken, carrots, chickpeas and walnuts, strain the liquid at the bottom of the baking dish into a bowl and squeeze out the juice from the mandarins.