Paprika chicken and citrus salad

So here I am, writing another recipe and once again, I was at work when inspiration hit me. My absolute favourite, Annabel Langbein came on TV and I just LOVE her and her recipes. I have about 5 of her books – including one that is signed and one titled ‘Anyone can cook‘ which was definitely not the case for me when I left home at 18 but that’s not the point of this post is it.

I am loving healthy food at the moment and she was making this delicious looking salad which included kale and I enjoy kale too so I just knew I wanted to make it. Me being the lazy person I am however, I didn’t bother looking the recipe up online so I sort of just bought the things I remembered being used and I winged the cooking stage of it.

The end result was delicious, filling and did I mention healthy? I did eventually look up Annabel’s’ recipe and while I did an okay job following what I could remember my salad was definitely a bit different. I’m going to try hers in the next week or so though and I will include the link for Annabel Langbein’s Kale Toss recipe as well.

So here is the recipe for my paprika chicken and citrus salad


  • 1 small chicken breast
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups baby kale leaves
  • Small handful of slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • 1tsp crush garlic
  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 1tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for cooking


Slice the chicken breast into small strips and heat up a fry pan to medium heat. Add oil to pan then throw in the chicken, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning every now and then. Remove from pan when done and leave to cool.

Heat a deep wok style pan on a low heat. Add garlic, olive oil and leaves.

Grate half an orange worth of zest and add to pan.

Cut lemon in half and squeeze juice into pan (making sure to remove seeds)

Throw in cranberries and almonds and cook everything until the leaves turn a dark green. Make sure to toss constantly while cooking.

Let cool, add chicken and serve cold.


When I made this there was enough for me for dinner and lunch the next day, adding more chicken and kale/spinach leaves would definitely bulk it enough to feed more (:

Recipe for Annabel Langbeins delicious looking kale toss –


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