I first tried this chicken salad in a town called Bey Pazari, (the Men’s Town) about 60 km from Ankara , where my grandmother lives. Its name comes from a time when the men would ride their horses into town to do the shopping in the markets returning home with the food supply.
Chicken Salad (serves 4 people)
1kg cleaned Chicken Breast
Juice of 1/2 Â Orange
Fresh bunch thyme
Fresh bunch Basil
Sumak to taste
1 litre Yoghurt
Start your meal by cutting and marinating your chicken. Slice Chicken in half, marinate with chopped basil, thyme, olive oil & touch of garlic. In a non-stick pan start cooking chicken, -Â its always a good idea to get your salad ready before, the chicken doesn’t take long to cook -.
Place the Rocket, roasted crushed walnuts, and your haloumi cut into strips or cubes or slightly seared on a pan (my favourite). Put chicken onto salad and dress with pre made yoghurt dressing
Into a mixing bowl apply yoghurt, squeeze half orange, add honey and sumak to flavour. Mix well, evenly pour over salad and serve