Daylesford Orchard Salad with Flat-iron Chicken

  • 30 min
  • Easy

The candied pecans provide a delicious crunch, while the apple and dressing a subtle sweetness. A perfect dish while the kale season lasts. 




4 chicken breasts (about 160g each)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
40ml olive oil
juice of 1/2 a lemon
salt and pepper


120g pecans, roughly chopped
3 tbsp caster sugar
small pinch of cayenne pepper
40ml white wine vinegar
50ml olive oil
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp runny honey
250g kale, stalks removed and leaves roughly chopped
2 apples, unpeeled, cored and cut into batons

Lay the chicken breasts between two sheets of cling film and gently flatten using a meat tenderiser or rolling pin. Put the chicken into a dish and rub with garlic and olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for as long as possible (ideally overnight). Remove the chicken from the fridge and bring to room temperature before cooking.

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.

Soak the pecans in warm water for 10-15 minutes, then drain and pat dry with kitchen paper. Mix together the sugar, cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt in a small bowl and toss in the dried pecans. Place the nuts on a small baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake int he oven until the sugar is lightly caramelised and the pecans are golden, about 5-10 minutes, then leave to cool.

Pre-heat a ridged griddle pan and cook the flattened chicken breasts for about 5 minutes each side until cooked. Squeeze over the lemon juice and leave to rest while you assemble the salad.

Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, mustard and honey and check for seasoning. Toss the kale with the dressing and then mix in the apple batons and candied pecans. Serve with the rested chicken breasts.


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Organic Chicken Fillets
Organic Chicken Fillets
Organic Wholegrain Mustard
Organic Wholegrain Mustard
Borage Honey
Borage Honey
Organic Garlic
Organic Garlic
Extra Virgin Olive Oil In Ceramic Bottle
Extra Virgin Olive Oil In Ceramic Bottle
Organic Apples
Organic Apples
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