Spicy Chicken Salad


I made a new salad today. The chicken was cooked with spices and combined in a salad with baked sweet potato, red cabbage and spinach. I felt the baked sweet potatoes cut through the spice in the chicken and the red cabbage added a nice texture to the dish.

For the Spicy Chicken

150 g chicken
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 onion
1 garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil

For the Salad
2 cups Spinach
1 cup red cabbage
125g sweet potato
A handful of almonds or cashew nuts
1 tbsp. lemon or your favourite salad dressing

For the chicken
Add olive oil in a pan. Cook onion in a medium heat until it’s soft.
Add garlic and spices, cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
Add chicken and coat with spices. Cook chicken until it is properly cooked.

For the Salad
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees for fan forced.
Layer a tray with baking paper and place chopped sweet potato on the tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until it’s crunchy.
Place spinach, cabbage and nuts in a bowl. Add the cooked chicken and sweet potato and squeeze some lemon.

Feel free to bake the chicken instead of frying it. Add the olive oil, paprika, cumin, salt and Cayenne pepper in a bowl and mix. Coat chicken and place it in the oven to bake. Once chicken is ready place it on the salad.
You can boil the sweet potato instead of baking it.

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