Tahini Chicken, Pumpkin, Radish and mint salad

Source: Coles Magazine January / February 2016 - Page 27

serves 4 - Prep: 15 min (+20 min marinating time) - cooking 15 min

 2 (250g each) Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken breast fillets
 1 garlic clove, crushed
 1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
 800g Kent pumpkin, seeded, cut into 1cm-thick slices
 Olive oil spray
 1 cup mint leaves
 120g pkt Coles Brand Australian baby rocket
 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced diagonally
 4 radishes, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
 1/2 teaspoon honey
 1 tablespoon pistachio dukkah
 2 pieces pita or Mountain Bread, chargrilled, coarsely torn

  1. Use a large sharp knife to halve the chicken horizontally to make 4 thin pieces. Combine the garlic, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the tahini in a shallow bowl until smooth. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 20 mins to marinate.
  2. Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Drain chicken from marinade. Spray chicken and pumpkin slices with oil. Cook pumpkin on grill for 3-4 mins each side or until lightly charred and tender. Transfer to a plate. Cook the chicken on grill for 3 mins each side or until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the mint, rocket, cucumber and radish in a large bowl. Whisk the honey, 1 tbs hot water and the remaining tahini and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  4. Cut the chicken into 1cm-thick slices. Add the chicken, pumpkin and dressing to the salad and gently toss to combine. Divide among serving plates. Sprinkle with dukkah. Serve with flatbread.

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