NEW healthy summer recipes: James Martin's Chicken & White Bean Salad

Published Tuesday, Apr 15 2014, 20:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Yay! The sun is out and it's time to ditch the hearty winter stews and casseroles for something a whole lot lighter.

There still is a nip in the air, though, so we reckon this hearty Chicken & White Bean Salad from Saturday Kitchen's James Martin is just the perfect dish to see you through to summer

TV chef James created the recipe specially for Canned Food Week which is taking place this week. It's a great way of combining leftover chicken with a can of beans you may have hanging around the kitchen to create a delicious, quick and easy meal.

chicken and white bean salad pr shot from canned food uk

© Canned Food UK


  • 400g can haricot beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • Zest and juice of a lemon
  • Seasoning
  • 70g bag rocket
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, sliced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered


1 Place haricot beans in a bowl.
2 Whisk the oil with the mustard and lemon zest and juice and season.
3 Drizzle half of the dressing over the beans. Gently toss to coat.
4 Divide the rocket between two serving dishes and then scatter with the beans.
5 Add chicken and tomatoes and then drizzle over remaining dressing.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

Zero minutes - no cooking involved

Nutrition Information

Serves 2

Chef's tip: Serve with warmed bread to mop up the juices.

More Super Salads to try:
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Fig, Orange & Blue Cheese Salad
Chicken Salad with a twist
Traditional Tabbouleh Salad