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Chicken & apple salad

Chicken & apple salad

A filling and tasty salad. This recipe is part of Pink Lady apples' Summer bikini diet plan. Download the plan at www.pinkladyapples.co.uk/diet-plan.asp and lose half a stone in 4 weeks!

  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Cooking: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 4 small (100g) chicken breasts
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 350g peeled, cored and sliced Pink Lady apples
  • 125g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 350g cos lettuce, washed
  • 225g cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 15g fresh coriander
  • 1 lime, rind and juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

What you do:

  1. Place the chicken fillets on a board and cover with cling film. Use the end of a rolling pin to gently beat the chicken until it is 1cm thick all over.
  2. Brush a frying pan with a little of the oil, then heat until really hot.
  3. Add the chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes turning once until charred on both sides. Set aside.
  4. Brush the griddle pan with a little more of the oil, then reheat.
  5. Add the Pink Lady slices and cook for 2-3 minutes turning once until charred on both sides. Set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the beans in a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  7. Tear the lettuce into pieces, place in salad bowl, add the tomatoes, beans, onion and half the coriander leaves.
  8. To make the dressing, finely chop the remaining coriander, then mix with the remaining oil, lime rind and juice, honey and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add the chicken to the salad and stir in the dressing to mix together.

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Pink Lady apples

Pink Lady apples

Pink Lady apples have a distinctive crisp texture and fizzy flavour – similar to champagne. It takes 200 days of tender care and, once ripe, each apple undergoes a rigorous quality control process to ensure that the high standard is kept – only the best apples can become a Pink Lady apple. Pink Lady apples are perfect culinary apples as they retain their texture and unique flavour and little, if any, additional sugar needs to be added.

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