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Chicken Xacuti Salad

Chicken Xacuti Salad with Honey Poppy Dressing

Chicken Xacuti Salad with Honey Poppy Dressing is almost like eating deconstructed Chicken Xacuti. Goa on your plate, comforting and filling.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4 servings


For the chicken

  • 500 gm chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 8 garlic pods
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 5 Dry red chilies
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For the salad

  • 2 cup mixed greens
  • 2 cucumber peeled and sliced
  • 2 onions peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup cashews toasted

For the dressing

  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Grind together all the marinade ingredients mentioned under the chicken heading. Smear the chicken breasts with the marinade and set it aside in the fridge for an hour.
  • After an hour, cook them with a little olive oil in a cast iron pan till browned on both sides cooked fully. Set aside for resting.
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients in a little bottle.
  • Slice the chicken and mix with the rest of the salad ingredientds. Drizzle dressing on top and serve immediately
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