Warm chicken & ciabatta salad

Low-calorie Christmas recipe for 4 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has skinless boneless chicken thigh, olive oil, ciabatta, garlic clove, red cabbage, red onion, salad and pomegranate.

Warm chicken & ciabatta salad

Warm chicken & ciabatta salad

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Low-calorie Christmas


Prep time

15 mins


  • Garlic Clove: 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Olive Oil: 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Red Onion: 1 red onion, sliced
  • Red Cabbage: 140g pickled red cabbage, plus 4 tbsp of the pickling juices
  • Ciabatta: 1/2 ciabatta loaf, torn into chunks
  • Pomegranate: 110g pack pomegranate seeds
  • Salad: 100g bag baby leaf & herb salad
  • Skinless Boneless Chicken Thigh: 500g skinless boneless chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the chicken pieces with 1 tbsp of the oil, season and arrange on a baking tray. Roast for 10 mins. Toss the torn ciabatta with the chopped garlic, a little seasoning and the remaining oil. Add this to the chicken and cook for another 10 mins.
  2. Toss together the red cabbage and red onion. Once the chicken is cooked, cool for a couple of mins, then add to the cabbage mix. Stir together, then toss with the pickling juices from the cabbage, and the salad leaves. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds.