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Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

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Prep Time

30 min



A pulled chicken salad is no meagre meal. It brings together warm chicken and homemade croutons, with crunch from the chopped apple, celery and little gem. A textural sensation; it's all wrapped up in a wholegrain mayonnaise dressing and topped with toasted almonds. (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details).

Prep Time

30 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 British apple
1 apple
1 little gem lettuce
2 celery sticks †
1 spring onion
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard †
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
4 British chicken thigh fillets
1 ciabatta roll †
1 bag of blanched almonds †
3 mayonnaise sachets (45ml) †
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 apple
  • 1 little gem lettuce
  • 1 celery stick<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 320g British chicken thighs
  • ciabatta rolls<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of blanched almonds (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 mayonnaise sachet (10ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 white wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 601 kJ
143 kcal
2496 kJ
595 kcal
of which saturates
8.7 g
1.5 g
36.3 g
6.2 g
of which sugars
6.4 g
2.6 g
26.5 g
10.9 g
Fibre 1.2 g 4.9 g
Protein 9.8 g 40.7 g
Salt 0.24 g 1.01 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 apple
1 little gem lettuce
little gem lettuce
1 celery stick
1 spring onion
spring onion
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
water, alcohol vinegar (27%), mustard seeds, husks, salt, citric acid, natural flavours, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites), spice (turmeric)
320g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
ciabatta rolls
fortified WHEAT flour (WHEAT flour, calcium carbonate, iron, nicotinamide, thiamin), water, yeast, salt, oliver oil, cs5 (WHEAT flour, sunflower oil, enzymes: alpha amylase)
1 bag of blanched almonds (25g)
whole blanched almond (nut) 100%. May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts.
1 mayonnaise sachet (10ml)
soy bean oil (78%), free range pasteurised egg and egg yolk (8.9%), spirit vinegar, water, sugar, salt, lemon juice, antioxidant: calcium disodium edta, flavouring, paprika extract
1 white wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
white wine vinegar
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, mustard, sulphites, wheat-gluten, nut, egg)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Cut the ciabatta[s] into bite-sized cubes

Add them to one end of the baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper

Add the almonds to the other end and set the tray aside

2 Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid, with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat 

Once hot, add the chicken thigh fillets, season them in the pan with a big pinch of salt and cook for 4 min, turning once or until browned

Once browned, cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 2 min

3 Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Meanwhile, place the ciabatta and almonds in the warmed oven for 10 min or until both are starting to lightly brown

Once browned, set the tray aside to cool

4 Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise with the wholegrain mustard, white wine vinegar, 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper  this is your wholegrain mayo dressing 

Shred or tear the little gem lettuce[s] into bite-sized pieces, add them to a large mixing bowl and set aside 

5 Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Quarter the apple[s] (skins on) and cut into cubes, discarding the core[s]

Slice the celery finely 

Trim then slice the spring onion[s] finely

Add the apple, celery and spring onion to the salad bowl 

6 Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Once the chicken thigh fillets are cooked through, transfer them to a clean chopping board and leave to cool for around 2-4 min 

Shred the rested chicken with two forks, tearing the meat up – this is known as 'pulling'

7 Crunchy Pulled Chicken Salad

Roughly chop the toasted almonds

Add the pulled chicken and croutons to the salad bowl, add the wholegrain mayo dressing and mix it through


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