Chicken and Potato Salad

potato and chicken salad

Potatoes and chicken makes any simple man – or woman – happy. And our Chicken and Potato Salad is no exception.

Serves: Six

Time: 20 minutes


    • 3 skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 500g small potatoes
    • 2 lemons, juiced
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
    • 1/2 small red onion, finely sliced
    • 2 cups green beans, blanched
    • 2 celery stalks, finely sliced
    • salt and pepper, to taste


In a deep frypan, add the chicken and enough water to cover it. Slowly bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for five minutes. Remove the frypan from the heat and turn the chicken over and let it stand for 10 minutes (or until it’s cooked through) before removing the breasts and cutting into strips.

While the chicken is cooking, boil the potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes, and drain. Once potatoes are cool, dice into small pieces.

To make the dressing, in a small bowl whisk half of the lemon juice, mustard, dill and olive oil. Set aside.

In a serving bowl, mix the spinach leaves with the red onion and drizzle with the remaining lemon juice. Add the chicken, beans, celery and potatoes and toss to combine. Drizzle over the dressing, and season with salt and pepper before serving.

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Written by YourLifeChoices Writers

YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.

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