Chicken, Broccoli & Crouton Salad


Chicken, Broccoli & Crouton Salad

Broccoli is full of important nutrients, so where possible it’s always a great idea to add to your meals. This Chicken, Broccoli & Crouton Salad recipe is a great lunchbox option for the whole family – kids and adults alike. Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to prep – win win!

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3 slices of thick bread
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp thyme, chopped
100g broccoli florets
2 large eggs
2 little gem lettuces, shredded
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
50g sweetcorn, drained
1 chicken breast, diced
25g gruyere cheese, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoon mirin
2 teaspoon honey
6 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Remove the crusts from the bread and slice into cubes. Put onto a baking sheet. Add the oil and thyme. Toss together. Grill for 8-10, turning halfway until golden. Add the cheese and put back under the grill for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain and refresh under cold water.
  4. Put the eggs into a saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring up to the boil and boil for 10 minutes, drain and refresh under cold water. Peel and quarter.
  5. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Add the croutons
  6. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a jug and pour over the salad just before serving.

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