Fattoush Salad with Chicken – a delicious Lebanese salad with a special spice called sumac, chicken and mint. This salad is to die for.
A few years ago, I used to work at a bank in Troy, MI and there used to be a Lebanese restaurant, not sure if it’s still around, but it was called La Shish. That’s where I had my first Fattoush Salad. It was amazing, delicious, probably the best salad I ever had in my life. Well since then we moved to Calgary, and I haven’t been to a Lebanese restaurant since. Not sure how or what happened, but I got a craving for one of those beautiful and scrumptious Fattoush Salads. I remember at the restaurant they used to make them with no meat, or some sort of deli meat or chicken, so I decided to make mine with chicken.
The ingredients for this salad are very basic, but I’m not sure what makes it so special, I have to say this Fattoush Salad is my favorite salad. I really encourage you to try it, it’s wonderful, refreshing, and if you’re on a diet, you can’t go wrong.
I mean look at those colors, so vibrant, the salad looks and tastes amazing.
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Fattoush Salad with Chicken - a delicious Lebanese salad with a special spice called sumac, chicken and mint. This salad is to die for.
- 1 chicken breast boneless skinless, cut in small strips
- 2 flour tortillas cut in small pieces (or a few tortilla chips)
- 1 english cucumber
- 1 green bell pepper
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 6 green onions
- 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/3 cup parsley chopped
- 1 tbsp mint finely chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp sumac
In a small saute pan, add chicken with a bit of olive oil and saute until cooked. You may add salt and pepper on the chicken as well.
After the chicken is done, in the same pan, add the tortillas that have been cut in small pieces and fry for a bit until they are nice and crisp.
Next chop all the tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and onions in small cubes.
Add them all to a large bowl. Add the cilantro, parsley and mint.
In another bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper and sumac until it turns thick.
To the large bowl, add the chicken and the tortilla chips and pour the dressing over everything.
Toss well. You can add the tortilla chips after, so they don't become soggy.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.