Ingredients (serves 4)
- olive oil cooking spray
- 700g chicken breast fillets, trimmed
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
- 1 medium avocado, halved, thinly sliced
- 80g baby rocket leaves
- 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
- 12 basil leaves, shredded
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- Preheat a barbecue plate or chargrill on medium-high heat. Place chicken in a glass dish. Spray both sides with oil. Sprinkle with cumin and turn to coat. Season with salt. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through. Remove to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside for 5 minutes to rest. Slice across the grain into 1cm-thick pieces.
- Place chickpeas, avocado, rocket, onion, basil and chicken in a bowl. Season with pepper.
- Combine lime juice and garlic in a jug. Pour over salad. Toss to combine. Divide salad between plates. Serve.
Elizabeth Taylor had her own demons to contend with...and dont we all! She used drinking to cocoon herself from the pressures of fame. Her favourite cocktail was the Midnight Cowboy, a heady concoction not for the faint of heart...and how she kept her gorgeous shape after drinking these for an extended period of time we will never know! Trust us....this is a heart starter and will curl yer cowboy boots for sure.
Kick back with your Midnight Cowboy and pop on any old Black and White movie of your choice...some recommendations are: John Waynes - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance....The Good The Bad and the Ugly....or Maureen O'Hara and John Waynes classic 'Rio Grande'. What about the all time favourite and cocktails namesake...Midnight Cowboy?
MIDNIGHT COWBOY RECIPE
2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 oz dark rum
1/2 oz heavy creamMETHODCombine ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass.Wishing you all a fabulous Friday afternoon and weekend! To leave you with the words of the late great Elizabeth Taylor which struck a chord with us today: