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Quick and Easy Weight Loss Chicken Salad

Chef Danielle Miele , On March 20, 2023


This quick and easy weight loss chicken salad is low in calories, but high in protein and nutrients. It’s also packed with fresh herbs and vegetables, making it a flavorful and satisfying meal. Plus, it is quick and easy to prepare, making it a great option for a healthy lunch or dinner when following a weight loss diet plan.

Weight Loss Chicken Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 4 cups mixed greens

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber

  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Weight Loss Chicken Salad Recipe Instructions

    Roast the chicken

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  2. Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. Let it cool, and then slice and dice it into small pieces.

  3. Toss the weight loss chicken salad

  4. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped parsley, mint, and cilantro.

  5. Add the chopped chicken to the bowl and toss everything together.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Opt for a low calorie dressing or no dressing at all for this low calorie chicken salad.

Weight Loss Chicken Salad Recipe Notes

An alternative to using roasted chicken for this quick and easy weight loss chicken salad is to use poached and pulled chicken breast which when cooked in just salted water is low in calories, low in fat and high in protein.

A low calorie dressing that can be used for this weight loss chicken salad is a classic balsamic vinaigrette or a light drizzle of olive oil.

Chef Danielle Miele

Chef Miele started in the industry as a chef's assistant back in the early 1990s at a New England style seafood shack. After several stints in the industry she earned a formal chef's degree with honors from Le Cordon Bleu. When she is not cooking for her husband and teenage son, she enjoys researching techniques and ingredients from different cultures, with a focus on enhanced flavor and nutrition.