Thai shredded chicken & runner-bean salad

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Thai shredded chicken & runner-bean salad

Thai shredded chicken & runner-bean salad
Thai shredded chicken & runner-bean salad

Thai basil has a more aniseed flavour than ordinary basil, but if you can’t find any, use coriander instead.

Ingredients

SERVES 4 – 30 minutes

– 200g/8oz runner beans.

– 1 red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely sliced.

– 2 shallots, finely sliced.

– 1 lemongrass stalk, finely sliced.

– ½ thumb-sized knob ginger, shredded.

– 2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded.

– small bunch mint.

– large bunch Thai basil.

– 1 lime, cut in wedges, to garnish.

– jasmine rice, to serve.

FOR THE COCONUT DRESSING

– 100ml/3½fl oz coconut cream.

– 1 garlic clove, crushed.

– 3 tbsp fish sauce.

– 1 tsp sugar.

– juice 1 lime.

– 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced.

Instructions

Step 1:
Top and tail the runner beans, peel off the stringy bits and slice. Cook the beans in a pan of simmering salted water for 4 minutes or until tender but still bright green. Drain and put in a bowl with the chilli, shallots, lemongrass, ginger and chicken.

Step 2:
Mix all the dressing ingredients together. Tear the mint and Thai basil over the chicken and toss everything together. Pile on to a plate and pour over the dressing. Serve with the lime wedges to squeeze over and some jasmine rice.

Note : PER SERVING 214 kcals, protein 23g, carbs 6g, fat 11g, sat fat 8g, fibre 1g, sugar 5g, salt 2.31g

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