Thursday, December 16, 2010

BBQ Chicken and Potato Salad.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 12 (about 600g) baby desiree potatoes
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 4 bacon rashers, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60g) sour cream
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs coarsely chopped tarragon
  • 1 country-style barbecue chicken, coarsely shredded
  • 4 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced


  1. Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Add the asparagus and cook for a further 1 minute or until bright green and tender crisp. Refresh under cold running water. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, add the bacon to a medium frying pan over high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard and tarragon in a small bowl. Taste and season with salt and pepper and extra lemon juice if necessary.
  4. Use the palm of your hand to gently smash the potatoes. Place in a large bowl with the asparagus, bacon, chicken and green onion. Drizzle with mayonnaise mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and keep salad chilled until ready to serve.