Chicken and blackberry salad

This chicken and blackberry salad not only looks beautiful, but packs a punch when it comes to flavour. The soft chicken mixed with the juicy, zingy blackberries and the zesty lemon dressing is a winner.  

* Preparation time: 10 minutes *Cooking time: 5 minutes


2 slices walnut bread, ripped into small chunks
2 tsp olive oil
1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
Bag of watercress
50g feta
100g blackberries

For the dressing:

2 tsp olive oil
Zest of ½ lemon
2 tsp lemon juice
3 sprigs thyme, leaves only
2 tsp honey

Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan. Put the bread onto an oven tray, drizzle with the oil and season well. Toast in the oven for 5 minutes until crisp. Meanwhile, combine all of the dressing ingredients and season to taste.

Put the chicken, watercress, feta and blackberries in a salad bowl or plate, add the croutons and drizzle with dressing. Toss well and serve.

Note: The flavour of walnut bread works well with blackberries but if you can’t find it then any bread will do.