Sunday, May 11, 2008

CHICKEN & ARTICHOKE SALAD



I do love revamping some of my stalwart recipes from the UK by adding Sicilian ingredients: thus the addition of a little fresh Sicilian orange juice [as a substitute for flavoured balsamic vinegar which you cannot find here] and some slices of Sicilian blood oranges make all the difference to this salad:

Put 1 - 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a bowl. [Here I have used 1 chicken breast plus some chicken thigh fillets, as I had some of the latter in the freezer.] Chuck over about 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and the orange juice, if using. Cover and let it marinate for about 2 hours. Drain a can or jar of antipasto artichokes, reserving about 1 tablespoon of the oil. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together about 4 more tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 tablesp. honey, the artichoke oil and 3 tablesp. extra-virgin olive oil. Add some dried oregano, season and chill. Heat 2 -3 tablesp olive oil in a frying pan. Add the chicken and cook until there are no pink juices when tested with a fork. [Turn the chicken several times during cooking - about 20 mins in all.] As soon as the chicken is cool enough to handle, slice it thickly and place in a serving bowl with the artichokes, orange slices and a good quantity of interesting salad leaves [include rocket, if possible]. Drizzle the dressing over and serve at once. You need only some good bread to accompany this.

13 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Another recipe for us to try!!! :-)

Yummy !!!

CherryPie said...

It sounds divine :-)

jmb said...

Looks good to me. I'll have that followed by un dolce to go thanks Welshcakes. I'll take care of the coffee myself.

Leslie: said...

And what vino goes with that? lol

Eurodog said...

Sounds simple and good.

Whispering Walls said...

Bellissimo

Nunyaa said...

I have never tried artichokes before, your salad looks scrumptious. Now I know what I can put together IF the hobby farm consultant comes to dinner :-)

jams o donnell said...

Ooh another delicious recipe!

James Higham said...

Yum again and around supper time as well.

Anonymous said...

Welshcakes -

Yet another stonking recipe. This will definitely go on the "to make" list.

For what it's worth, I made your "Pollo ai Limoni" recipe on Sunday. It was fabulous. Thanks.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Anne. Cherrypie, I think you would love it! Un dolce sounds a very good idea after this, jmb. I'm not good at vino choices, Leslie, being a g &t girl! Thanks, eurodog and WW. Do try it, nunyaa! Thanks, jams. Dear Lil Jimmy, glad you like the idea. Ludlingtonian, I love that word, "stonking". I'm delighted you made the lemon chicken recipe and likesd it - you have made my night.

Dragonstar said...

Oh, one day I need you to cook for me!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I should be delighted, dragonstar!

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