Spicy corn-on-the-cob and chicken salad recipe

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 20 minutes to make, 30 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

This attractive-looking chicken salad recipe make a delicious lunch or light supper.

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Spicy corn-on-the-cob and chicken salad


  1. 3 corn-on-the-cobs with husks
  2. 50g unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1½ tbsp harissa (we like Belazu Rose Harissa)
  4. Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  5. Handful of fresh flatleaf parsley, chopped
  6. 2 large free-range chicken breasts, flattened to 2cm thick with a rolling pin
  7. 1 tbsp olive oil
  8. Good pinch of cayenne pepper
  9. 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  10. 1 avocado, sliced
  11. 2 large handfuls of lamb’s lettuce
  12. 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  13. Handful of fresh chives, chopped


  1. 1. Soak 3 lengths of kitchen string in warm water for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, peel back the husks of the corn, leaving the leaves attached at the base. In a small bowl, blend the butter, harissa, lemon zest and parsley. Season well and smear all over the corn-on-the-cobs, then re-cover with the leaves and tie string around each cob.
  2. 2. Preheat a griddle until hot, then griddle the corn in their husks, turning, for about 15-20 minutes until blackened all over. Remove from the heat and set aside. Brush the chicken breasts with the olive oil, season generously with salt and pepper and a good pinch of cayenne pepper, then griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  3. 3. Mix the red pepper, avocado and lamb’s lettuce in a salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with salt and pepper, then whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss together. Slice the chicken into strips and add to the salad.
  4. 4. Remove the string and husks from the warm sweetcorn and, using a sharp knife and cutting the length of the cob, carefully strip off the kernels and add to the salad. Toss well to combine, sprinkle over the chives and serve immediately.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 443kcals, 32.3g fat (10.3g saturated), 22.2g protein, 15.7g carbs, 4.4g sugar, 0.3g salt

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