Pink Lady’s Favourite Chicken Salad with Butternut Bites

Pink Lady’s Favourite Chicken Salad with Butternut Bites

This main-course salad ticks all the boxes for a healthy meal – and it tastes SO good. Now spring has sprung, I’m about to rustle this up and tuck right in!

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 25 minutes

Serves: 2

  • 300g prepared butternut squash, cut into chunks
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of cumin seeds or chilli flakes (optional)
  • 30g whole hazelnuts
  • 80g bag spinach, watercress and rocket salad
  • 1 South African Pink Lady apple
  • 250g roast chicken, torn into pieces


  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6. Put the butternut squash into a roasting tin, add the olive oil and toss to coat. Roast for 20 minutes. Turn the butternut squash chunks over, sprinkle with the cumin seeds or chilli flakes (if using) and add the hazelnuts. Roast for 3-4 more minutes.

2 Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and sugar. Season with a little salt and pepper.

3 When the butternut squash is almost cooked, share the salad leaves between 2 serving plates. Core and slice the apple and arrange on the salads with the roast chicken. Scatter the hot butternut squash and hazelnuts on top.

4 Serve at once, drizzled with the dressing.

Cook’s tip: You could use sweet potato instead of butternut squash.

Nutritional values per serving per 100g

Energy 693 148

Fat 40g 8.6g

of which saturates 5.7g 1.2g

Carbohydrate 35.7g 7.6g

of which sugars 29.8g 6.3g

Fibre 6g 1.3g

Protein 44g 9.3g

Salt 1g 0.2g

Recipe by Sue Ashworth in collaboration with South African Fruit.

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4 Responses

  1. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    This looks too delicious not to make! Off to get all the ingredients, my mouth is watering xxx
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