Chicken Paillard With Daikon & Carrot



    • Two 4 to 5-ounce chicken breasts
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
    • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
    • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
    • 1 large carrot, julienned
    • About 1 cup daikon, julienned
    • 2 cups watercress, trimmed of thick stems and washed
    • 1/2 lemon


    1. Pound out the chicken breasts to an even 1/4 inch. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over high flame.
    3. Cook the chicken breasts, turning once, until just lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer to serving plates.
    4. Pour remaining olive oil into the skillet and add the sesame oil. Add the ginger and sesame seeds.
    5. Stir until fragrant. Add carrot and daikon and stir-fry just until wilted. Remove pan from heat, and add watercress and squeeze in the lemon.
    6. Toss just until watercress is shiny and top chicken with warm salad.
    Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching REAL health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. She whips up healthy and delicious meals on her own TV show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Z Living. Originally working in investments in Toronto, Canada, Peggy found her true passion for nutrition and healthy eating by bringing her own guilt-free goodies to corporate meetings as an alternative to bagels and danishes. As colleagues and clients became intrigued, Peggy started leading seminars and founded a company-wide corporate wellness program. Seven years later, Peggy followed her passion to the United States where she became certified as a Health Educator, and graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. She is the founder of beVibrant consulting in Toronto, where she develops wellness programs for large corporate clients, schools, and food establishments. Peggy is the resident nutritionist for CBC’s Steven and Chris show, and has been featured in major publications including Fitness Magazine, Shape and Yahoo! Shine.