Spicy chicken with orange & green bean salad

Spicy chicken with orange & green bean salad

Fast Cooking
Tara Fisher

José Pizarro is a Spanish chef who has several restaurants in London, and he taught me this dish. It’s so simple, and can be cooked in minutes in the deep-fryer. The smoked paprika and sherry vinegar are the important elements, so don’t change or scrimp on these – you get what you pay for! It’s simple, high-quality ingredients that make things taste good.


Quantity Ingredient
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
16 chicken wings
4 garlic cloves
60ml olive oil
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 teaspoon pimenton
15ml sherry vinegar
crusty bread, to serve (optional)

For the salad

Quantity Ingredient
200g green beans
200g yellow french beans
4 oranges
25ml olive oil
25ml white wine vinegar
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the vegetable oil to 180°C. Deep-fry the chicken wings in batches for 8–10 minutes, until golden brown. Remove, drain on kitchen paper and keep warm.
  2. To make the salad, put the beans in a large pan, cover with boiling water, bring to the boil and cook for 3–4 minutes, until just tender. Drain and refresh in iced water.
  3. Meanwhile, segment the oranges. To do this, cut the ends off the oranges, then cut off the skin and pith to reveal the flesh. Cut in between the membranes to release the segments. In a bowl, combine the beans with the orange segments.
  4. For the salad dressing, whisk together the olive oil and white wine vinegar in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Toss the beans and oranges in the dressing.
  5. Crush the garlic cloves. In a small saucepan, gently warm the olive oil, garlic and chilli flakes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the pimentón and sherry vinegar. Pour the warm dressing over the chicken wings and serve with the bean and orange salad, and some crusty bread, if you like.
James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
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