About this Recipe

Adapted from Gordon Ramsey

This recipe is great for planning ahead for leftovers throughout the week. Boneless and skinless organic free range chicken thighs provide more nutrients and flavor to the dish. Capers are tart and add another dimension of flavor to a chickpea salad. Bell peppers are full of essential vitamins C, A, and B6. The dijon dressing pulls the entire dish together. Serve as a light lunch or dinner with a cup of warm soup or a serving of greens in the fall.


4 organic, free-range, boneless and skinless chicken thighs

2 red bell peppers for roasting (SHORTCUT: you can buy pre-roasted red peppers at any market, for this recipe buy a 7 oz jar. Be sure to rinse and drain and cut into strips!)

2 cans chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans), rinsed well and drained

2 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained

small bunch fresh basil, rolled and cut into strips

to drizzle cold-pressed organic olive oil

to taste Himalayan salt and freshly ground pepper


For the Dijon Dressing

2 tsp dijon mustard

4-6 tbsp cold-pressed organic olive oil (depending on preferred consistency)

juice of 1 lemon

to taste Himalayan salt and freshly ground pepper

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to BROIL. Deseed and chop red bell peppers into halves.

Step 2

Drizzle about 2 tbs olive oil on a baking sheet, coat peppers in oil. Let broil for 25-30 minutes, or until skin is starting to blacken. Let cool.

Step 3

As the peppers are cooling, take chicken thighs and lightly drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a pan over high heat and cook for 4-5 minutes to achieve a crispy golden color. Lower heat and flip chicken, cook for another 6-8 minutes until cooked through. Take chicken off the heat and let rest.

Step 4

While the chicken is resting, make the dijon dressing. Add dijon mustard, olive oil, and lemon juice along with Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper to taste, mix well.

Step 5

Once the roasted bell peppers have cooled to the touch, peel off the crispy skin and slice into strips. Add the roasted bell peppers, chickpeas, capers, basil, and dijon dressing into a large salad bowl. Mix well and adjust seasoning as needed.

Step 6

Cut chicken thighs into strips and mix them into the salad. Serve warm.

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