Mâche & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing


If fresh peas aren't available, thawed frozen peas make an excellent substitute. Look for tender mâche at farmers' markets and natural-foods stores.

Mâche & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing
Photo: Photography / Jenny Huang, Food Styling / Tyna Hoang, Prop Styling / Nicole Louie
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 2 small clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • teaspoon ground pepper plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 pound new or baby red potatoes

  • 1 pound chicken tenders

  • 4 cups mâche, or baby spinach

  • 1 cup shelled English peas, (about 1 1/2 pounds unshelled) or thawed frozen peas

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot


  1. Combine lemon juice, 3 tablespoons oil, tahini, honey, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.

  2. Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Put potatoes in the basket, cover and steam until barely tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on size. When cool enough to handle, slice or quarter.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board. Using two forks, shred into bite-size pieces.

  4. Add mâche (or spinach), peas and shallot along with the potatoes and chicken to the dressing; gently toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

433 Calories
22g Fat
31g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 433
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Vitamin A 3550IU 71%
Vitamin C 31mg 34%
Folate 111mcg 28%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 70mg 17%
Potassium 818mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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