steam chicken salad 1

Quite often, I like to steam all ingredients to make a complete dish to get a balance in my diet. This recipe is one of my all-time favorite. You can boil the vegetables but I prefer to cut them into bite size and steam it to retain their full flavor and they cook fast in this way.

Chicken breast



One Shallot, finely chopped

A sprig of rosemary

Whole grain mustard


Lemon juice

Olive oil

Sea salt

White pepper

Black pepper

steam chicken salad 2

Season chicken breast with salt and white pepper and steam them whole with rosemary. Cut into bite size when cooked. Cut potatoes and carrots and steam till tender. For the dressing, combine shallots, mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper and olive oil. Mix well then coat chicken, potatoes and carrots evenly. You can serve it immediately or leave it in the fridge for an hour.

31 thoughts on “STEAM CHICKEN SALAD

  1. this is a very good idea Dany! 🙂 I love to steam my vegetables as well with chicken, it’s healthier and love that you cut your vegetables in bite size! beautiful picture!

    1. Thank you very much! It is great to taste the original flavour of ingredients by steaming it. Especially if they are really fresh. Cooking them in a too fancy way may be a waste 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s good to know you often steam your food. Great to taste the original flavour of fresh produce in this way. I am afraid of messy frying too 🙂

    1. Thank you Brandi. You will be surprised how the flavour of rosemary can be infused into the chicken by steaming them together. It does smells good 🙂

    1. Thank you very much. Steam it with a sprig of rosemary. You might like it. And the rich juice from the chicken can be kept for other recipes too. If you try, do let me know how it worked for you 🙂

  2. I really like the ingredient list for this recipe and using the technique of steaming the chicken and vegetables. I have fresh rosemary growing here and we use it a lot in the kitchen. You’ve plated it beautifully by the way!

    1. Thank you so much Allison, I have just made it again for lunch today. This time with avocado-mango dressing. Will post it up soon. 🙂 Rosemary is such a great herb. A must have in the kitchen.

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