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Chicken, Prosciutto & Spiced Fig Salad

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This video shows you how to make a delicious main course salad using cooked or leftover shredded chicken, Italian prosciutto ham and spiced fresh figs in easy step by step instructions.

 

See below for the recipe which serves 2 but which can be easily doubled or tripled to serve more.

 

 

 

 

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Chicken, Proscuitto and Spiced Fig Salad Recipe
CD MC 30mins plus cooling
Serves 2
Prep & Cooking time: 30 minutes plus cooling

 

Cold Poultry Pork Vegetables Fruit Alcohol Spices Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Eggless

Ingredients
For the Spiced figs
100g/4oz Brown Sugar
180ml/6fl.oz Red Wine
60ml/2fl.oz Balsamic Vinegar
60ml/2fl.oz Fresh Orange Juice
1 teasp Chinese 5-Spice
4 fresh Figs
Other ingredients
Approx 225g/8oz cooked Chicken, shredded
4 Slice Prosciutto Ham, halved
Approx 100g/4oz/2 cups Salad Leaves or Rocket
Freshly milled Black Pepper

Instructions

1. Place the sugar, wine, balsamic vinegar, orange juice and 5 spice in a small saucepan, bring to the boil then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, mixing well with a wooden or plastic spoon.

2. Add the figs and continue to simmer for a further 3-4 minutes or until the figs soften slightly.

3. Remove the figs with a slotted spoon and set aside then return pan to the heat, bring back to the boil and continue to boil rapidly for a few minutes until slightly reduced and syrupy.

4. Remove from heat, return the whole figs to the pan and allow to cool. The figs can be prepared up to 2 days in advance.

5. When you are ready to serve, remove figs from syrup and halve then arrange the salad leaves, shredded chicken, prosciutto, chicken and figs onto individual dinner plates, drizzle with some of the fig syrup, season well with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.

Main Equipment required

Large chopping (chefs) knife
Small saucepan
Wooden or plastic
Slotted spoon
 

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