It’s been quite a while since I have made one of Jamie Oliver’s 15-minute meals. This was a good one to start back on because it was suitably low FODMAP with only a few changes. Jamie’s choice of ciabatta had to be a gluten-free loaf and I had to remove the garlic but added in a little garlic-infused oil for the taste. It is a simple, tasty meal which was relatively quick to make although it took much longer than 15 minutes. In fact between cooking, photographing the finished dish and eating it, one and half hours passed. If you are on the low Fodmap diet, make sure the yogurt in the recipe is lactose-free.
- 2x200g skinless chicken breasts
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp polenta
- Salt & pepper
- olive oil
- 1 gluten-free loaf of bread
- 4 slices bacon
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 2 large jarred red peppers
- Alfalfa sprouts
- 2 tsp garlic-infused olive oil
- 2 lemons
- 40g parmesan cheese
- 4 anchovy filets
- 4 tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp red vinegar
- 1 tsp mustard
- ½ bunch fresh coriander
- Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally and coat with the other ingredients except the oil.
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the breasts for 3-4 minutes on either side and remove from the heat.
- Squeeze the juice from the lemons and place everything in a food processor and process.
- Wash and break up the lettuce and place on a large platter.
- Halve the tomatoes and scatter on top.
- Slice up the red peppers and layer on top.
- Slice the chicken and spread about on the salad.
- Fry the bacon and slice up and scatter on the salad.
- Sprinkle the top with the sprouts.
- Drizzle over the dressing.
Interesting idea to use yogurt for the creamy element in the dressing – good idea. This is such a nice, simple recipe, and it really does look like a 15-minute meal! Definitely the sort of thing we often have for dinner. Good stuff – thanks.
The dressing was very low in calories but I would perhaps add a little more oil to enrich it.
Carolie de Koster says
EXCELLENT RECIPE AND SUPERB PIC! THANK YOU! THE POLENTA IDEA FOR CRISPINESS IS ALSO STUNNING! I HAVE BEEN USING THE COARSE MAIZE MEAL (FROM SOUTH AFRICA) OR COMBINED AND SEASONED RICE AND POTATO FLOUR WHICH ALSO WORKS VERY WELL BUT WILL TRY POLENTA.
It is a great idea to use polenta to make a crispy coat rather than wheat flour, which I can’t have. I have had maize in Africa and I can imagine it would work well too.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Mouthwatering salad, I love the polenta crusted chicken!
The polenta crust was a revelation to me and worked well.
I don’t think I could even make a sandwich in 15 minutes! But, this looks delicious no matter how long to prepare. Love the yogurt in the dressing.
I think I am slow in the kitchen too and prefer the pottering method to the super organised or it becomes too stressful.
I just love your photography… I can relate to the 90 min you spent, I always thought it was me as it always takes me a long time to photograph. Am glad am not alone.
Btw loved the idea of yogurt in the dressing
But, Simi, I think I am slow at cooking too. I have to speed through the photography because by then, the family are walking around groaning and clutching their stomachs.
Gorgeous salad, my friend…I could eat it many times in one week 🙂
Thanks, Liz. It looks good and tastes good too – the perfect meal.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
Your dishes look better every time I visit. I love the polenta crust.
Maureen, you are very kind. Thank you.
Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today says
His recipes are sooo good! Fast, delicious and impresive. I love your styling on this one. It’s never easy to make a nice picture of a salad.
I know, it’s always a challenge to make salads look good. Thanks for the compliment – I am always trying to make things look better.
Susan Audrey says
This salad looks simply luscious. The dressing, too! I love the sprouts, especially. It would make a lovely light summer lunch!
Jamie is super clever with his flavours and he is cooking more healthy dishes these days. I am always resorting to his latest 15 minute meals cookbook for ideas I can adapt.