takeaway chicken salad
Sometimes convenience food is the only option. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to settle for all junk. I’ve included this ‘recipe’ to give you ideas for putting a healthy spin on takeaway food. Something as small as skipping the chips and picking up some salad leaves can make all the difference.
1/4 BBQ chicken
1 small bag washed salad leaves
1. Serve chicken with leaves. Squeeze over lemon as you like. Too easy.
do ahead potential?
There are loads of possibilities. It might be you have a bag of salad leaves and a lemon in your work fridge then just pop out to pickup the hot chicken at lunch. Or you could buy everything ahead of time and keep in the fridge. Or if you have a supermarket close by maybe you can pick everything up at once.
variations for fun
pescetarian- get a lovely piece of fish from your favourite fish & chip joint and hold the chips. You may need more lemon with this.
vegan / vegetarian – buy a commercial ‘veggie burger’ and eat with salad instead of the burger bun.
decadent – serve with some good quality mayo as well.
veg – serve the chicken with raw veg instead of the leaves.
need a proper dressing? – either make your own by combining 1 tablespoon lemon juice with 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a small jar. Or use a commercial salad dressing – just choose one that doesn’t have added sugar and preferable using olive oil instead of cheap vegetable oil.
hot! – serve with your favourite chilli sauce or chilli oil.
problem solving guide
too dry – try another chicken supplier
can’t find salad leaves – bring some from home and keep in your work fridge.
It’s up to you. A plate with a knife and fork can be good. Or just eat the leaves from the bag and squeeze the lemon over.