Gem Lettuce, Chicken and Apple Little Boats


Gem Lettuce, Chicken and Apple Little Boats

Gem Lettuce, Chicken and Apple Little Boats
Gem Lettuce Chicken and Apple Little Boats

"Coming back to this dish now, it is a simple dish that requires no cooking at all unless you obviously need to cook the chicken time wise and taste wise, it is all pointless to mention but I will do because the crispiness and the sweetness from the apple combined with the saltiness from the olives combined with the roast chicken, pickles was so much better than I ever imagined despite this sounding a little bit of a weird combo at first, it is very nice and refreshig, a dish that although may look and sound summery, it can be made all throughout the year."

NotesIf you don't have any chicken you can replace this with hard boiled eggs, cheese, smoked fish, anchovies, for a vegetarian/pescatarian version or beans, tofu or chickpeas if you want to keep it vegan.
Instead of this sticky chilli balsamic vinegar you can also use the home-made vinaigrette made quickly in a jar by mixing some vinegar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a bit of mustard, a pinch of oregano or any dry Italian herbs and a drizzle of honey. Delicious.
Give it all a good shake and there you have it. If any leftover it holds really good in the fridge for a good couple of weeks.
You can use a combination of blue cheese, grapes, apple and walnuts. There are tons of combinations and ingredients that you could use for this.

Serves2 People

Preparation Time15 min


  • 180 g roast chicken breast
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4-6 pickled hot peppers
  • 2 gem lettuce
  • 8 green olives sliced
  • 2 tbsp chilly sticky balsamic vinegar to drizzle.
  1. Wash the lettuce, celery, Apple and the red pepper.

  2. Place the lettuce leaves facing upwards - looking just like little boats - on a plate.

  3. Shred or cut the chicken breast. Scatter 2-3 pieces on each leaf.

  4. Chop the peppers both the fresh and the pickled, the celery, the olives and dice the apple. Scatter all around dividing evenly between the leaves.

  5. When you are happy with every leaf load, give it all a nice drizzle of a sticky chilli

  6. balsamic vinegar or any balsamic vinegar or any vinaigrette that you may have.

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