This is the first time I have tried this recipe from Claire Macdonald's Simply Seasonal book, a favourite cookbook which has stood me in good stead for dinner parties, causal dining and hearty family weekend meals. This cold spicy lemon and orange chicken salad represented none of the above scenarios, rather it offered a light and refreshing option to start the week and it reaffirmed my already strongly held belief that Lady Macdonald OBE is a trusted source of recipes.

An ideal make ahead dish, its flavours mature as it cools, so I recommend making extra to be enjoyed for lunch the next day.