Warm Chicken & Avocado Salad

Serves 4, 10 minutes preparation, 20 minutes cooking

Full of flavour and perfect for the whole family.  For more of a meaty taste, add some warm bacon into the mix and serve with crusty bread, making a meal on its own rather than just a salad.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts fillets each sliced into about 8 pieces
  • 175g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 1 romaine lettuce, trimmed and roughly sliced
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 small ripe avocado, stoned, peeled and sliced

For the dressing

  • 25g blue cheese, such as Danish Blue or saint Agur
  • 100g low-fat fromage frais/natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk


  1. Tip the sunflower seeds into a large non-stick frying pan and swirl around for 1-2 minutes over a high heat until lightly toasted. Tip from the pan and set aside. Pour the olive oil into the pan and stir-fry the chicken pieces over a high heat for 4-6 minutes until golden but still moist inside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the green beans in lightly salted water for 3-4 minutes until tender, yet still crisp. Cool under the cold tap, drain and set aside.
  3. Break up the blue cheese in a bowl. Add the fromage frais and milk and mix until smooth. Season with black pepper.
  4. Toss the vegetables together in a bowl, add the hot chicken and sunflower seeds. Pile on four plates, drizzle over the dressing and serve warm.

Share this page