Barbecued chicken, corn & summer veg salad

6
Total Time
55 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This makes a bright, filling meal

Ingredients

Chicken stock cube(s)

½ cube(s), 70ml cooled stock

Shallots

1 medium, large, finely chopped

Olive Oil

3 tablespoons, extra-virgin

Vinegar, All Types

2 tablespoons, red wine

Dijon Mustard

1 tablespoons, level

Oregano, fresh

1 tablespoons, chopped

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

450 g

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Corn on the cob, raw

2 medium, husks removed

Peppers, All Types

2 medium, 1 yellow, 1 orange, deseeded and quartered

Courgette

1 medium, trimmed and halved lengthways

Avocado pear

155 g, halved, stone removed and peeled

Tomato

15 g, baby plum, halved

Basil, fresh

1 tablespoons, torn, to serve

Instructions

  1. Combine the stock, shallot, oil, vinegar, mustard and oregano in a bowl. Season well. Put the chicken on a plate and drizzle over 2 tbsp of the mixture, then cover with clingfilm and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a barbecue (see cook’s tip, below left). Ensure the grill rack is clean, then mist with cooking spray and heat to medium-high.
  3. Mist the chicken, corn, peppers, courgette and avocado with cooking spray. Season.
  4. Grill the chicken and all the veg (except the avocado) on the barbecue for 10-15 minutes, turning, until the chicken is cooked through and the veg is charred and tender. Add the avocado and barbecue for 2 minutes, turning once, until grill marks appear. Slice the chicken, peppers and avocado, and cut the corn and courgette into chunks.
  5. Arrange the chicken and veg on a large serving platter with the tomatoes. Season to taste, then drizzle over the remaining marinade and serve garnished with the basil.

Notes

Don’t have a barbecue? Simply cook the chicken, corn, peppers and courgette under a hot grill for 10-15 minutes, and griddle the avocado on a nonstick griddle pan over a medium heat for 2 minutes, turning once.

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