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Chicken Salad with Grapefruit and Pistachios

For those of you who'd like a light starter for a dinner party. Also great for a light lunch.


  • Salad

  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets 200g each

  • 80 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Lemon sliced

  • freshly ground Black pepper

  • sea salt

  • 10 g fresh Flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 65 g Pistachios roughly chopped

  • 0.5 finely sliced Red Onion

  • 1 grapefruit segmented

  • 1 finely sliced Red chilli

  • Yoghurt Dressing

  • 250 ml plain Yoghurt

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground Black pepper


  • Salad:

  • 1.

    Slice each chicken breast into three escalopes.

  • 2.

    Put the chicken escalopes on a chopping board, put a freezer bag over them and pound them with a mallet or rolling pin until they are about 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick.

  • 3.

    Place the chicken escalopes in a flat ceramic dish and pour 60 ml (1/4 cup) of the olive oil over them.

  • 4.

    Distribute the lemon and pepper over the chicken, cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  • 5.

    Heat a large frying pan over a high heat for 2 minutes.

  • 6.

    Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle it with sea salt.

  • 7.

    Cook in the pan for 1 minute each side or until cooked through and golden.

  • 8.

    Toss the herbs with the pistachios, onion, grapefruit, chilli and remaining olive oil, then season well.

  • 9.

    Divide this among four plates and top each with three pieces of chicken.

  • 10.

    Serve with yoghurt dressing on the side.

  • Yoghurt Dressing:

  • 1.

    Stir all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

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Posted by SV32Report
I am looking for the fruit salad recipe Bill made on one of his porgrammes. The one with the cooked sauce. Where will I find it on the website or if you can mail it to me.

Posted by Report
it's sounds delisious.....will make it at home 2night...:)
Posted by Report
It's sounds delicious.....will make it at home 2night :)