Healthy Chicken Salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This salad is made with lean chicken breast, which is a great source of protein, and fresh vegetables, such as lettuce, cucumber, and tomato. The salad is also dressed with a light vinaigrette, which is low in calories and fat. This combination of ingredients makes the Healthy Chicken Salad a satisfying meal that is both filling and good for you.
To make the Healthy Chicken Salad, start by grilling or baking the chicken breast until it is fully cooked. Then, chop the chicken into small pieces and mix it with your preferred vegetables. Next, add the vinaigrette dressing and toss the salad until all the ingredients are coated. You can serve the Healthy Chicken Salad as a side dish or as a main course. This salad is a great option for those who are looking for a healthy and flavorful meal that is easy to prepare and enjoy.
How to make Healthy Chicken Salad
Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 40 mins
Yield : 6 servings
- 3 Chicken breasts, skinless
- 1-2 tablespoons Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
- 2-3 Celery stalks, chopped
- 1/2 Green apple, chopped
- 3 Green onions, chopped
- 1/4 Red onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Parsley, chopped
- 4-5 leaves Lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 cup (45g) Almonds, chopped or any other nuts
- 1/2 cup (65g) Dried cranberries/raisins
- 4 tablespoons Mayonnaise, low fat
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt, low fat
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
1. In a bowl, mix oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and paprika. Place the chicken in the bowl and mix until full coated. Let marinate for 1 hour (optional).
2. Heat a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Add marinated chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked. Remove from heat and set aside to cool, while preparing the vegetables.
3. To a large bowl add chopped celery, chopped apple, cranberries, chopped green onion, chopped red onion, chopped parsley, chopped almonds, chopped lettuce.
4. Cut chicken breast into small pieces and add to the salad.
5. Make the dressing: in a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients and well combined.
6. Add the dressing to the salad and mix.