Sometimes a simple Salad is all you need. This is my go to lunch when I’m running low on groceries, time, or both. At the beginning of the week I always precook Chicken for quick, easy meals, and this recipe is no exception. With your chicken already cooked, this Homemade Chicken Salad is ready to go in less than 5 minutes.
My homemade Chicken Salad provides the perfect balance of protein, carbs and Healthy Fats. The pecans and Olive Oil provide much needed healthy fats to improve your metabolism and balance your hormones. Healthy fats also lead to greater satisfaction from eating and can help curb your hunger. Do not be afraid of including healthy fats into your diet. Since tomatoes are low in calories and high in Vitamin C they are known as a natural weight-loss food. There’s no harm in adding extra tomatoes to your salad. The chicken provides our source of protein to keep our body fueled through the usual sleepiness that takes hold in the late afternoon. Lastly, gongonzola cheese is added to the salad for a delicious pop of flavor. Losing weight does not mean dismissing cheese from your diet, but it does mean indulging very sparingly.
Ingredients (1 Serving):
– 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
– 2 cups romaine lettuce
– 1 tomato from the vine
– Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
– 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– Ms. Dash
- Bake or grill chicken breast. To bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking dish with foil. Spray each side of the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with Ms. Dash seasoning. If Ms. Dash isn’t in your cupboard a little salt and pepper will do the trick.
- Bake the chicken breast for about 25 minutes or until done depending on the size of your chicken breast.
- Mix the sliced tomato, romaine lettuce, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Gorgonzola cheese and pecans.
- Let the chicken cool, then dice and add to the salad mix.
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