Spicy Chicken and Herb Salad

IMG_0173 I grew up in a cold climate, Wellington, New Zealand, to be precise. I think it is officially the windiest place on the planet, along with being one of the hilliest. An average summer’s day would be around 18 degrees, and my sister and I would go to the local swimming pool come rain, shine or hail. It was summer! Needless to say, we didn’t eat a lot of salads, which is one thing I love about living here. So, without any further ado, here is today’s recipe, which you can once again, adjust totally to your own tastes.


1 tablespoon of olive oil

500g chicken mince (that’s about a pound I think)

3 crushed cloves of garlic

2 chillies, chopped

1 and a half tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

1 red onion, thinly sliced (Spanish onion)

Mint leaves

Coriander leaves

Basil leaves

Method: Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Cook the chicken mince until brown, being sure to break up any lumps with your spoon. Add the garlic, chilli and cook for 1 minute. Stir through the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. To serve, toss through the greens and the red onion.



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