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Chicken, Zucchini and Brown Rice Salad
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A lovely and filling summery salad dish that is good even without the chicken!

D. Lishus


  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tbsp (20 ml). chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). ground mustard
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml). honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 large chicken breasts, grilled or cooked your favorite way and shredded
  • 3 cups (700 ml) cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). chopped garlic
  • 2 large zucchini, washed and sliced into 1/2 circles, about 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup (225 ml) mung bean sprouts, washed (optional)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml). olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) chicken broth or veggie stock
  • garnish: toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • Dressing:
  • Whisk together the first seven ingredients very well, adding salt and pepper to taste, and chill or set aside while you assemble the salad.
  • Salad:
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan and saute the garlic, red pepper, and onions for a few minutes, until soft.
  • Add the zucchini and broth and continue to cook until the zucchini are almost done, but still crispy.
  • Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked brown rice, the shredded chicken and the sauteed vegetables.
  • Toss well with the reserved dressing and add the sprouts.
This is a lactose-free recipe. Serve at room temperature with some nice bread and enjoy!

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