Fruity Chicken Salad with Minted Orange Dressing

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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A very festive salad that looks so pretty and tastes absolutely divine. I do love a salad that is actually a meal and this is one of those salads. The dressing should really be it’s own recipe. It is that good. NO complaints if this is on your Christmas menu. Don’t be afraid of the the’ll be amazed how good it is. You have been warned.

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recipe updated Sep 7, 2020


  • Lemon icon
    1 (about 58 g)
  • Orange icon
    2 (about 400 g)
  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh
    500 g (about 2 ⅔)
  • Scallion icon
    2 (about 30 g)
  • Mango icon
    2 (about 360 g)
  • Avocado icon
    2 (about 330 g)
  • Strawberries icon
    250 g (about 20 ¾)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    1 (about 6 g)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (about 20 g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    100 g (about ½ cup)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    40 g (about 2 ¼ tbsp)
  • Mint icon
    ½ cup (about 13.2 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    ½ cup (about 14.4 g)
  • Rice wine vinegar icon
    Rice wine vinegar
    1 dash (about 0.62 g)
  • White rice icon
    White rice
    100 g (about ½ cup)
  • Water icon
    1 L (about 1 kg)
  • Spinach icon
    200 g (about 6 ½ cups)
  • Macadamia nuts icon
    Macadamia nuts
    ¼ cup (about 34.2 g)
  • Mint icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Simmering basket
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl

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  1. Add garlic clove, fresh chili, lemon, orange, extra virgin olive oil, fish sauce, mint, cilantro and rice wine vinegar to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 30 sec, speed 10
  4. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl
  5. Store in fridge
  6. Add white rice and water to the simmering basket
  7. Steam - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 3
  8. Add chicken thighs to the varoma dish
  9. Steam - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 3
  10. Drain rice
  11. Transfer rice to large serving bowl
  12. Pour one quarter of dressing into large serving bowl
  13. Arrange spinach in the large serving bowl
  14. Add scallion, mango, avocado and strawberries to the large serving bowl
  15. Transfer half of dressing to large serving bowl
  16. Arrange chicken in large serving bowl
  17. Garnish with macadamia nuts and mint
  18. Serve
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