Smoked chicken salad with lemon herb dressing


4 slices Parma ham (find on the deli counter)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 whole clove garlic
30g breadcrumbs
½ Romaine Lettuce Dolce Verde Sweet
1 small avocado, sliced
2 x155g packs Rannoch Smoked Chicken with Rosemary, Juniper & Parsley, sliced

For the dressing

2 anchovy fillets
1 clove garlic
50g half fat mayonnaise50ml half fat soured cream
25g pack flat leaf parsley
20g pack tarragon
Juice of 1 lemon
½ x 25g pack chives


1. Preheat oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Place the Parma ham on a grill and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until crispy then remove from the oven and set aside.

2. Heat the olive oil with the butter in a frying pan, add the garlic clove and breadcrumbs and fry until golden and crisp (about 2–3 minutes). Season then set aside with the crispy Parma.

3. To make the dressing: smash the anchovies with the garlic in a pestle and mortar then tip into a small bowl food processor. Add the mayonnaise, soured cream, 50ml cold water, parsley, tarragon and lemon juice. Blitz until smooth and green, stir in half the chopped chives and season with cracked black pepper.

4. Tear the lettuce and arrange on 2 plates with the avocado, crispy Parma and sliced chicken.

5. Drizzle generously with the dressing, scatter over the crunchy crumbs and remaining chives then serve.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2665.208kJ
Fat 38.8g
Saturated Fat 10.8g
Carbohydrate 20g
Sugars 6.3g
Salt 4.9g

52g protein, 4.6g fibre

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This recipe was first published in Tue Jul 09 10:25:28 BST 2013.