Quick and Easy Weight Loss Chicken Salad
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
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. Let it cool, and then slice and dice it into small pieces.
In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped parsley, mint, and cilantro.
Add the chopped chicken to the bowl and toss everything together.
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.
Roast the chicken
Toss the weight loss 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.