Tue 28 March 2023:
This Turkish Chicken Salad is my favorite chicken salad. It has has all the amazing flavors!
- 1 ½ lb Chicken Breast in strips
- 4 tbsp Thick Natural Yoghurt
- 1 ½ tbsp Turkish Sweet Red Pepper Paste
- ¼ Lemon Juice
- 3 cloves Garlic Crushed
- 1 tsp Pul Biber
- 1 tsp Sumac
- 1 ½ tsp Cumin powder
- ½ tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses Gluten free versions are available
- Salt and Pepper
- 400 g Chickpeas Reserve water
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 5 tbsp Tahini
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 60 ml Lemon Juice
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Veg OIl
- 4 tbsp Olive Oil
- ¾ tbsp Pomegranate Molasses
- ¾ tsp Honey
- ½ tsp Sumac
- ½ Lemon Juice
- ⅓ tsp Pul Biber
- 1/2 tsp Oregano
- ¼ tsp Dry Mint
- Salt and Pepper
- Cabbage Pickled, White or Red
- 1 Pickled Turnips Sliced
- 1 Cherry Tomatoes Sliced
- Cucumber Sliced into rounds
- Parsley Chopped
Marinade the chicken in all the ingredients listed aside from the oil for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Add the oil to a non stick pan and add the chicken. Cook over a medium heat for about 6 minutes. Flip the chicken over and cook for a further 5 minutes or till done.
Make the Hummus by combining the Chickpeas, Garlic, Tahini, Oil, Salt, Lemon Juice, Chickpea Water from the tin and if you have it, an Ice Cube. Pulse till smooth.
Make the dressing by combining Olive Oil, Honey, Sumac, Aleppo Pepper, Oregano, Mint, Pomegranate, Lemon and Seasoning in a bowl and whisking together.
Assemble all the above on a platter with Lettuce, Cabbage, Pickles, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Parsley, Pomegranate.
Once the salad is made, the leaves will begin to get soggy after 1/2 an hour.
So if you’re making ahead, keep the dressing separate until serving.
The Chicken and Hummus will keep up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge.
The Dressing will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. It doesn’t have to be kept in the fridge.
Tips and FAQ’s
Chicken – You can use leftover rotisserie Chicken in this salad.
Lemon Juice – You can use a Red/White wine vinegar instead. Just increase the oil slightly.
Herbs – Use mixed herbs if you prefer.
Honey – Just a touch lifts the salad but you can leave it out if you prefer or use brown sugar.
Hummus – You can use store brought but it just doesn’t compare to home made.Nutrition FactsTurkish Chicken SaladAmount Per ServingCalories 463Calories from Fat 207% Daily Value*Fat 23g35%Saturated Fat 4g25%Trans Fat 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat 5gMonounsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 73mg24%Sodium 342mg15%Potassium 760mg22%Carbohydrates 31g10%Fiber 7g29%Sugar 9g10%Protein 34g68%Vitamin A 110IU2%Vitamin C 23mg28%Calcium 90mg9%Iron 4mg22%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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