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  1. ( See nutrition ) 1 red pepper, quartered and seeded 1 yellow pepper, quartered and seeded 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts (fillets), about 340 g (12 oz) in total 1 can anchovy fillets, about 50 g, drained 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 small garlic clove, crushed 2 tbsp Greek-style yogurt 2 tbsp warm water 1 red onion, thinly sliced 125 g (4 1/2 oz) plump fresh asparagus spears 250 g (9 oz) fusilli (pasta spirals) 200 g (7 oz) podded fresh young broad beans 115 g (4 oz) mixed salad leaves pepper

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  1. Preheat the grill. Arrange the pepper quarters, skin side up, on the grill rack and grill for 5 minutes or until the skins are lightly charred. Turn the peppers over and grill for a further 2–3 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a polythene bag and leave until cool enough to handle, then peel off the skins and slice.

  2. While the peppers are cooling, heat a ridged cast-iron grill pan or frying pan until very hot. Mix together 1½ tsp of the oil and 1 tsp of the lemon juice and brush it all over the chicken fillets. Add them to the pan, reduce the heat and cook for about 15 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is tender and cooked through; the juices should run clear when the thickest part is pierced with a knife.

  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Put the anchovies in a blender with the remaining 2½ tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp lemon juice, the mustard, garlic, yogurt, water and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth and thick. Put the onion in a large bowl and pour over the dressing. Set aside.

  4. When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and set aside to cool. Add the asparagus to the pan and cook for 3–4 minutes, turning once, until tender. Remove from the pan and cut the spears in half. Set aside.

  5. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 10–12 minutes, or according to the packet instructions, until al dente. Add the broad beans for the last 3–4 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  6. Cut or tear the cooked chicken into strips. Add to the onions together with the pepper slices, asparagus, broad beans and pasta. Toss to coat everything with the dressing. Cover and chill for up to 12 hours. Remove from the fridge at least 15 minutes before serving, piled on a bed of salad leaves.


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