Garlic Herb Lemon Chicken Salad

A plate of garlic herb lemon chicken salad

Do you like chicken? Chicken is one of my families favorite kind of meat. What is great with chicken is that the recipes for chicken are endless. Try incorporating more chicken into your diet by adding chicken into a salad like this one. Lemon herb garlic chicken salad makes a great lunch. Also, if you are looking for a lean, low fat protein chicken is a great choice! Chicken helps build muscles. It contains more amount of protein than it does fat. But the benefits of this salad don't end there. The avocado enhances skin health and also nourishes skin. It also packs in alot of fiber. And if we mention spinach, this super-green is low in calories but high in nutrients. Along with that, spinach can help prevent cardiovascular diseases. 

Ingredients`

  • 1 chicken breast boneless-skinless
  • 1 stem fresh basil
  • 1 stem fresh dill
  • 1/2 lemon 
  • A pinch salt
  • A pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 plum tomato
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  1. Cut 1 boneless- skinless chicken breast into bite size pieces. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 stem chopped fresh basil, 1 stem chopped fresh dill, juice from 1/2 lemon, a pinch of salt, a pinch of ground black pepper and 1 minced garlic clove. Give it a good whisk and add to the chicken; marinade chicken for 5 minutes. 
  3. Heat up 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet.
  4. Add chicken with marinade into the hot skillet.
  5. Sauté chicken for 10 minutes (or until cooked all the way). 
  6. Arrange 1/2 cup spinach, 1 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese, 1 sliced plum tomato and 1 chopped avocado on a plate. 
  7. Add cooked chicken. Enjoy! *You can enjoy the salad as is, or drizzle with your favorite dressing. 

serves 2