Spicy Chicken Salad

Welcome to 2014 everyone! No doubt you all enjoyed your summer, a little food, a little wine, lots of quality time with friends and family.  Or maybe you were like me and you overindulged?

Now that I am back to reality in Mackay it is time to start thinking about getting back on track health wise. Two weeks into my "healthy eating regime" (I refuse to call it a diet as just the word diet makes my skin crawl) and I must be honest I am over the salad fest that has become my life.

Cook Meter: Amateur
Cost Meter: $$

So I decided to spice it up with this healthy salad made on the BBQ.  The chicken and corn are cooked on the BBQ, so have a nice chargrilled taste, you could do it on the grill as well.

The beans helped you feel full for longer, and the the flavours are spicy and fresh.

Spicy Chicken Salad

2 x large chicken breast


1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Chilli Flakes
2 tsp Ground Coriander
2 tsp Smoky Paprika
Juice and rind of half a lemon
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp of olive oil
Pinch of salt


400g can of cannellini beans
2 Corn Cobs (chargrilled) and kernels cut off
1 long red chilli finely diced
1/2 bunch of Coriander
1/2 cup Cucumber
1 Ripe tomato Diced
1/2 red onion finely sliced
Juice of the other half of the lemon


1. Slice Chicken in pieces, mix marinade ingredients together and coat chicken. Marinate for at least 1 hour, but the long the better.

2. Place corn on the BBQ and cook for 20mins, you want some pieces to be blackened to give it that charcoal taste

3. Mix the salad ingredients together, and then cook the chicken on the BBQ, cooking time will depend on how thick you cut your chicken.

4. Toss the chicken and salad together and serve.


  1. This looks yum and fresh Mel, will add to our week's dinner menu!


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