Chicken, Parsley and Almond Salad

Nigella Lawson creates a deliciously herby salad mixing juicily tender chicken with crunchy almonds
By Nigella Lawson
Chicken, Parsley and Almond Salad
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 1 cooked chicken breasts
  • 2 handfuls flat leaf parsley, fresh
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 0.5 lemons, juice only
  • 1 pinches sea salt
  • 50 g blanched flaked almonds, toasted

Tips and Suggestions

This came about the way most of my favourite food has come about, by greedy opportunism. I had some cold chicken in the fridge, a huge bunch of parsley in a jug by the stove and had recently opened a packet of flaked almonds and I was just too hungry to think further. The important thing is to leave the parsley whole and unchopped - just tear the leaves off the stalks and heap them on the plate in a rough jumble - and to toast the almonds, which just means tossing them about over medium heat in an oil-less pan until they take on colour, at the last minute. I want the heat from them as well as the crunch.


1. Using your hands, mix the parsley and chicken together in a large bowl or on a large plate.

2. Dribble over the olive oil and, still using your hands, toss to mix.

3. Squeeze over the lemon juice, sprinkle over the salt and tip in most of the toasted almonds and toss again. Sprinkle over the remaining almonds, and your work here on earth is done.

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