Paprika chicken with pumpkin and spinach salad

For an interesting summer salad try this easy to make and heart-tick approved recipe teaming pumpkin, baby spinach and aromatic and flavoursome paprika chicken to satisfy the palate. 

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1 tbs smoked paprika
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
4 small chicken breast fillets, trimmed

Pumpkin & spinach salad
750g butternut pumpkin, cut into 2cm pieces
1 small orange, juiced
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
Pinch ground cinnamon
100g baby spinach leaves


  1. For the pumpkin & spinach salad; Preheat oven to 220°C fan forced. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Place the pumpkin on the tray. Spray with olive oil and season with pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until golden and tender. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, combine, paprika, garlic, lemon rind and juice in a shallow ceramic dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes if time permits.
  3. Preheat barbecue plate on medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Place a piece baking paper onto the hot barbecue plate and top with chicken. Barbecue for 5-6 minutes each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate, cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Discard the paper.
  4. Whisk the orange juice, oil, honey and cinnamon together. Combine the spinach and pumpkin in a bowl. Spoon over the dressing and toss gently to combine. Serve with paprika chicken.