Chicken skewers with pickled slaw, Mackerel, rocket and potato salad

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Chicken skewers with pickled slaw

Description: Chicken skewers with pickled slaw

This lightened-up version of coleslaw goes perfectly with the chicken.

Easy/Prepare ahead. Prep: 10 mins. Cook: 20 mins, plus marinating. Serves 4


For the pickled slaw

  • ¼ each red and white cabbage, shredded
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 75ml (3fl oz) rice vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp. sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2tbsp chopped coriander

For the chicken

  • 8 free-range chicken thighs, sliced
  • 200ml (7fl oz) sweet chilli sauce
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed


1.    To make the slaw, combine all the ingredients apart from the coriander. Leave for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then squeeze out the excess liquid and add the coriander.

2.    For the chicken, combine it with the chilli sauce, lime and garlic, and heat the grill to high. Thread on to skewers; grill on an oiled sheet for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. SERVE WITH the slaw.

Per serving: 350 calories, 4g fat (1.5g saturated), 44g carbohydrate

Mackerel, rocket and potato salad

Description: Mackerel, rocket and potato salad

This salad couldn’t be simpler, but is still full of flavour.

Easy. Prep: 10 mins. Cook: 20 mins. Serves 2


·         500g (1lb 2oz) Charlotte potatoes

·         50ml (2fl oz) extra virgin olive oil

·         25ml (1fl oz) red wine vinegar

·         1/2tbsp wholegrain mustard zest and juice ½ lemon

·         250g (9oz) peppered smoked mackerel, skin removed and flaked

·         2tbsp capers, finely chopped

·         50g (2oz) wild rocket leaves

·         2tbsp dill, finely chopped


1.    Boil the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Drain, halve and season well.

2.    Mix the oil, vinegar, mustard and lemon juice together. Fold through the mackerel, capers and rocket. To serve, scatter with the dill and lemon zest

Per serving: 800 calories, 59g fat (11g saturated), 42g carbohydrate

Make it easy

This salad is a great basic recipe. Make it super-simple by using leftover potatoes to cut down on the cooking time.

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