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  • 3 anchovies (plus extra to garnish)
  • 2½ tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g grated parmesan (plus extra shavings to top the salad)
  • 1 garlic clove

Buttermilk chicken

  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tbsp chopped thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 200g chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 75g self-raising flour


  • 2 slices of thick white bread
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sprig of rosemary, leaves chopped
  • 2 heads of Little Gem lettuce, chopped


  • STEP 1

    Put the dressing ingredients into a food processor with 1-2 tbsp of water and blitz until smooth and spoonable.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Chop the bread into even-sized cubes. Toss in the oil, rosemary and a pinch of salt, then transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-12 mins or until lightly golden and crunchy.

  • STEP 3

    For the chicken, combine all the spices and buttermilk in a bowl. Add the chicken and turn it to coat it. Fill a wide, deep pan with oil 2cm deep, and heat to 170C or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Tip the flour into a shallow bowl. Take out the chicken, shaking off any excess buttermilk and coat the pieces in the flour. Carefully cook in the hot oil in batches for 5 mins then transfer to a baking tray fitted with a wire rack and finish in the oven for another 5 mins.

  • STEP 4

    Toss the chopped lettuce in a little of the dressing, put in bowls and top with croutons, chicken, extra anchovies and shavings of parmesan. Serve any extra dressing on the side.

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