Warm Sweet, Salty & Smokey Chicken Salad






Ingredients – Brine

  • 75g Sea Salt
  • 25g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 100ml of Boiling Water & 400ml of Cold Water
  • 2 x Chicken Breasts

Ingredients – Dressing

  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tblsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2-3 Tblsp Sunflower Oil

Ingredients – Salad

  • 150g Walnut Halves
  • 30g Butter
  • 30g Sugar
  • Small Salad Potatoes
  • 1 large Apple – cored and sliced
  • 1 medium Avocado – stoned, peeled and sliced
  • Salad leaves


  1. Make the brine by dissolving the sea salt and brown sugar in the boiling water. Add in the cold water and immersing the chicken breasts.  Leave for 30 minutes, but not more than an hour.  Remove chicken breasts form the brine, rinse thoroughly and dry with a paper towel.
  2. Set the Bradley Smoker to 140°C (280°F) and smoke the Chicken Breasts with Bisquettes of choice, skin side up for 1 hour, or until internal temperature reaches 70°C when probed at their thickest part.
  3. Remove from smoker and allow to cool. Store in the fridge until needed.
  4. Make a dressing by mixing Dijon Mustard, Balsamic Vinegar, Sugar and Sunflower oil. The dressing should be thick and creamy. Set aside.
  5. Place Walnut Halves in a heavy based frying pan over medium heat, cook for a few minutes to roast them then add butter and sugar. Toss to melt and as soon as the sugar browns, remove from heat, salt lightly and scatter onto a paper towel to cool.
  6. Boil a couple of handfuls of small salad potatoes to tender, drain.
  7. Slice the smoked chicken breasts thinly and set aside.
  8. To assemble the salad, divide the potatoes between 4 warmed plates, scatter with slices of avocado, apple, salad leaves and walnuts. Top it all with the thinly sliced smoked chicken and a few drops of salad dressing.
  9. Serve.


Recipe Compliments of Bradley Smoker UK