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Chicken and White Bean Salad with Dijon-Herb Dressing

If you’re looking for a delicious non-vegan lunch that’s packed with protein and bursting with flavours, our Speedy Chicken and White Bean Salad with Dijon-Herb Dressing is an excellent choice. This refreshing salad can be prepared in under 10 minutes and features tender chicken and hearty white beans. Let’s dive into this easy-to-follow recipe for two. It’s around 300 calories per serving.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Salad:

2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 150g each)

1 can (400g) white beans (e.g., cannellini beans), drained and rinsed

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup sliced radishes

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Fresh chives, for garnish

For the Dijon-Herb Dressing:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped (or use dried tarragon)

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook the Chicken:

Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it.

Add the seasoned chicken thighs and cook for about 5-6 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and no longer pink in the centre. Set aside to rest for a few minutes, then slice into thin strips. If you’re in a hurry, then you could always use a pack of pre-cooked chicken strips.

2. Assemble the Salad:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained and rinsed white beans, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced radishes, and chopped fresh basil.

3. Prepare the Dijon-Herb Dressing:

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, chopped fresh tarragon, salt, and pepper until well combined.

4. Drizzle with Dijon-Herb Dressing:

Drizzle the Dijon-Herb Dressing over the salad ingredients.

5. Toss and Coat:

Gently toss the salad to evenly coat all the ingredients with the dressing.

6. Add the Chicken:

Distribute the sliced chicken strips evenly over the salad.

7. Serve and Garnish:

Divide the Speedy Chicken and White Bean Salad between two plates.

Garnish with fresh chives for a burst of herby flavour.

8. Enjoy Your Quick Chicken and White Bean Salad!

This Speedy Chicken and White Bean Salad with Dijon-Herb Dressing is a quick, satisfying, and protein-packed lunch option. With tender chicken, hearty white beans, and a tasty Dijon-herb dressing, it’s a refreshing and delicious midday meal that you can prepare in no time. Enjoy your balanced and nutritious creation!