chicken salad with peaches and goat cheese (with orange ginger dressing)

A wonderful recipe to celebrate summer fruit. We love recipes that are quick and simple and what a great use of left over rotisserie chicken. The orange ginger dressing is delightfully refreshing!

 

Dressing

1/2 Tsp freshly grated orange zest

1/4 cup orange juice

4 Tsp olive oil

1 Tbsp minced spring onions

1-2 Tsp minced peeled fresh ginger

1/4 Tsp minced garlic

Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

 

Whisk orange zest, orange juice, oil, spring onions, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl until well blended. (Alternatively, combine ingredients in a small jar, secure the lid and shake until blended.)

 

Salad

2 cups shredded skinless boneless rotisserie chicken breast

2 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches

½ cup sliced red onion

¼ cup chopped hazelnuts

150 g salad greens

½ cup crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese

Fresh ground pepper

 

Combine chicken, peaches, onion, and salad greens in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss gently. Serve sprinkled with goat cheese, hazelnuts and top with fresh ground black pepper.

 

COOK’S TIPS

  • If fresh peaches are not in season, substitute with orange segments.
  • Freshly roasting hazelnuts greatly enhances the flavour – just dry toast in the oven and rub in a clean tea towel to remove the skins.
  • If you love garlic and citrus add more to the dressing – even more ginger – this salad can easily handle the extra flavour and not dominate the end result.

 

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