Chicken, Orange, Halloumi Salad

We create a new evening meal plan every week for our 1:1 and Uplift clients. Here is an example of one of the recipes that our clients received this week. Our recipes are all easy, delicious, family-friendly meals that ensure that you will not be cooking separate meals for family members and will not be searching high and low for expensive ingredients.

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For the chicken

  • 400g chicken breast, butterflied

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 Tbsp mixed herbs

For the dressing

  • 2 medium oranges, segmented and juiced

  • 1 small bunch mint, leaves chopped

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar

For the salad

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 2 medium-sized kumara, chopped

  • 1/2 buttercup squash, peeled and chopped

  • 1/2 pack (~125g) halloumi cheese, drained

  • 1 bag of baby spinach


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a large baking tray and scatter on the chopped kumara and buttercup squash. Drizzle on the 1 tsp of olive oil, salt, and pepper before mixing together on the baking tray. Bake until tender ~ 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, brush on the 2 tsp of olive oil and sprinkle the salt, pepper, and mixed herbs onto the chicken. In a preheated frying pan, cook the chicken on both sides until cooked through.

  3. Take the chicken off the pan and cover it to keep it warm. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing into long thin strips or bite-sized chunks.

  4. Whilst the chicken is resting, slice the halloumi into long strips and fry for 1-2 mins on each side in a pan sprayed lightly with oil. Once the halloumi is golden brown on both sides, take it out of the pan.

  5. To assemble: Tear up the halloumi into bite-sized pieces and toss with baby spinach, mint, red wine vinegar, olive oil, roasted vegetables, and orange segments together in a large bowl until combined.

  6. Serve with grilled chicken either sprinkled throughout the salad or on the side.