Recipe

Rockmelon and poached chicken salad

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Rockmelon and poached chicken salad
  • 4 pieces of ginger, sliced
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 green onions (shallots), 1 cut into 3 cm slices, 1 finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 chicken breast fillets
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 50 gram baby spinach
  • 1 cup (160g) shelled peas, blanched
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 rockmelon, peeled, diced
  • 1 chilli, seeded, finely chopped

Method

Rockmelon and poached chicken salad
  • 1
    Heat 4 cups water with ginger, star anise, sliced green onion and soy sauce in a saucepan on medium, until simmering. Add chicken and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, until cooked. Cool in water.
  • 2
    Whisk together oil, lime juice and sugar. Place spinach, peas and 3/4 cup of coriander in a bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Combine rockmelon, chilli, remaining coriander and chopped green onion. Remove chicken from stock and slice. Serve spinach mixture with chicken and rockmelon.

Notes

Asian-style chicken works a treat with the fresh taste of melon.