Recipe: Gluten Free Peach & Chicken Salad

September 26 2014

Ok, we have had a couple of breakfast solutions recently….what about this one for a nice alternative for lunch or a light dinner…

Gluten Free Peach & Chicken Salad

Peach and Chicken Salad


  • 4 single chicken breast fillets, approximately 800g
  • Light olive oil spray
  • 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 400 g small new potatoes, quartered
  • 150 g low fat plain or Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 C of finely chopped shallots
  • 1 small orange zested and juiced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, trimmed, quartered
  • 600 g ripe peaches or nectarines, hulled, quartered
  • 1 large cucumber or 3 small cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthways, chopped
  • 1/3 C finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 200 g baby spinach or salad leaves


Make it healthier…

To lower the glycemic index (GI) of this recipe try substituting the new potatoes with orange sweet potato or Carisma potatoes


  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Cook potatoes for 10 minutes or until just cooked. Drain and set aside.
  2. Lightly grease a large non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Season both sides of chicken breasts with pepper. Add to the pan and cook for 5 -10 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  3. Turn up heat to high and pour in balsamic vinegar. Allow to slightly caramalise but not burn. Remove chicken and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing thickly across the grain. Keep juice in pan.
  4. In a cup combine yoghurt, juice from pan, shallots, orange juice and zest and mix well. Season to taste.
  5. In a large mixing bowl add tomatoes, peaches, cucumber, mint and potato. Add yoghurt dressing and toss. Now add salad leaves and gently fold in to avoid crushing them.
  6. Divide salad amongst bowls and top with slices of chicken. (Remember, only the equivalent of 1 small potato and 150g peaches per person to stay within the carbohydrate allowance).

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