potato salad with watercress orange and chicken

Recipe: Watercress, orange and potato chicken salad

3 minutes to read

Recipe by potatoes.co.nz, a not-for-profit organization

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 500g new or boiling potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 2 handfuls watercress, or baby spinach or rocket salad leaves
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1-2 smoked or roast chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • ½ bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • 3 Tbsp honey and mustard dressing


  • Cut up potatoes into segments or cubes
  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  • Place watercress, orange segments, chicken and spring onions in a large serving dish.
  • Add potatoes, drizzle with dressing and serve.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Total fat1.8g
– saturated fat0.55g
– sugars16.3g

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