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Smoked Chicken And Asparagus Salad With Chilli Mint Dressing

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Smoked Chicken And Asparagus Salad With Chilli Mint Dressing

Try marinating shredded smoked chicken in this sweet honey and wine based dressing for a delicious spring salad.



  • 1 cup white wine
  • ¼ cup mild flavoured honey
  • 2 stalks lemon grass chopped
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 tblsp each chopped coriander and basil
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • salt and pepper


  • 1 whole smoked chicken
  • ½ telegraph cucumber, halved and deseeded
  • 1 mango, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and blanched
  • handful of snow pea sprouts (optional)


  1. To make the dressing, combine the wine, honey, half the lemon grass and chilli into a saucepan and simmer together for 30 minutes until reduced by half. Strain, cool and mix in the remaining chilli and lemon grass, herbs and season with salt and pepper.


  1. Remove the skin from the chicken and shred the meat. Toss with the dressing and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the cucumber and toss with the mango slices, cold asparagus, marinated chicken and snow pea sprouts if using.
  3. Serve quickly after the final tossing.

Cooks Tips

- If you cannot obtain fresh mango, use canned. - Asparagus should weigh about 250-300 grams.

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