NM Chicken & Chilli Chickpea Salad Recipe

If you are in a search of a new and exciting recipe, you might have found the perfect one. NM Chicken and Chilli Chickpea presents chicken in a different yet delicious way. The chopped chicken pieces are mixed in a garlicky dressing of oil, vinegar, mustard and garlic.

They are then tossed with chickpeas, kidney beans and chilli to form a dish that is truly ravishing. Start preparing it for 3 hours before you plan to serve because the ingredients need to be refrigerated for best taste. So lighten up the moods at dinner with this fabulous  recipe provided by our step by step guide below.

Serving size: 4 person
Preparation time:
20 minutes
Utensils needed
: Large salad bowl, small mixing bowl


-400 g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
-100 g canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
-1 red onion, finely chopped
-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
-2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, torn
-1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
-a small bunch of chives, finely chopped
-250 g grilled chicken breast, chopped
-250 g very ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
-5 cm piece cucumber, chopped
-fresh Parmesan cheese shavings
-warm pita bread, to serve (optional)
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
-2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
-1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
-sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1

    Make the dressing first. Combine the oil, vinegar, garlic and mustard in a bowl and whisk them together. Season them with salt and freshly ground pepper according to taste and mix well. Add the chickpeas, kidney beans, onion, chillies and herbs to the dressing and stir to mix. Cover with cling film and refrigerate it for 2-3 hours so that the flavors blend well and you get the perfect taste that you want.

  • 2

    Just before serving, take out the salad. Add the chicken, tomatoes and cucumber to it and toss well to coat. Season with salt and pepper accordingly. Garnish with some Parmesan shavings. Serve with pita bread if you want to make it more filling.

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