Nutty Rice Chicken Salad

Nutty Rice Chicken Salad 6

Rice and chicken tossed with pistachios, crisp carrot, zesty orange and chives. Delicious.

Prep Time – 15 mins

Cook Time – 15 mins


Long grain rice – 200 gms
Carrots – 300 gms {peeled and grated}
Juice of 1 large orange
Mustard – 2 tsp
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
snipped fresh chives – 6 tbsp
Chicken breast – 400 gms{ready to cooked}
Pistachio nuts – 4 tbsp
Lettuce – 200 gms
Orange wedges –


1. Cook the rice: Put the rice into a large pan and add plenty of boiling water.
2. Bring back to the boil and stir once, then lower the heat to a gentle simmer.
3. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the grains are just tender. Drain.
4. Prepare the salad: While the rice is cooking, put the carrots in a large bowl.
5. Add the orange juice, mustard, oil and chives. Season.
6. Add the chicken and mix into the salad with the pistachio nuts.
7. Finish the salad: Add the rice to the salad and mix lightly.
8. The cold ingredients and dressing will quickly cool the rice to make a deliciously warm salad.
9. Toss in the lettuce leaves and serve garnished with orange wedges, if you like.

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