Charred Chicken & Apricot Salad With Turmeric Tzatziki

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Published by: Chef Braam Botha • Updated: October 25, 2023 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

If you are unfamiliar with the idea of charring food, you are in for a real treat with the recipe. When cooking the chicken, be sure to get your griddle pan extremely hot before adding the chicken.

After adding the chicken, do not turn or move the chicken until a dark brown crust has formed, only then should you turn the chicken and achieve the same on the other side.

Charred Chicken & Apricot Salad With Turmeric Tzatziki

Charred Chicken & Apricot Salad Recipe
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PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
SERVINGS 4 people
CALORIES 369 kcal



For The Salad Base

  • 120 grams Cucumber, sliced
  • 120 grams Cherry tomato, halved
  • 60 grams Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 80 grams Leafy lettuce, washed
  • 60 grams Turkish dried apricot , sliced
  • 40 grams Cashew nuts, roasted and chopped

For The Charred Chicken

  • 640 grams Chicken breasts, strips
  • 40 grams Fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 20 grams Fennel seeds
  • 4 grams Chopped garlic
  • 2 grams Chicken stock
  • 2 grams Garam masala
  • 120 grams Greek yogurt
  • 2 grams Ground cinnamon
  • 2 grams Turmeric

For The Turmeric Tzatziki

  • 120 grams Greek yogurt
  • 20 grams Fennel seeds
  • 20 grams Cucumber, finely grated and juice squeezed out
  • 2 grams Sumac
  • 2 grams Fine salt


For The Grilled Chicken

  • Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl & marinade for 30 minutes.
  • To cook the chicken, scrape off excess marinade & cook on a hot griddle pan. Ensure that the pan is piping hot before adding the chicken. You want to slightly burn the outside of the chicken while keeping the inside tender and juicy,

For The Turmeric Tzatziki

  • Mix all the ingredients together & taste for seasoning. 
  • Pro Tip: Do this as far in advance as possible. The ingredients should get to know each other and infuse

To Assemble

  • Toss all the salad base ingredients together, top with chicken strips & dressing on the side.
Chefs Tips
The charring imparts a delicious umami flavour, this is paired with the sweetness of the apricots and tartness of the tzatziki — this salad has a complex flavour profile, sure to leave you wanting more!
Nutritional Information
Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 45gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 423mgPotassium: 1292mgFiber: 7gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1453IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 232mgIron: 4mg
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Charred Chicken & Apricot Salad With Turmeric Tzatziki
Charred Chicken & Apricot Salad With Turmeric Tzatziki

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