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If you’re always on the lookout for light and healthy lunch ideas, our simple grilled chicken salad recipe is sure to become one of your go-tos, especially during grilling season. Its combo of veggies, healthy fat and lean protein is also ideal for anyone looking to lose weight.
All it requires is some quick grilling, a bit of vegetable chopping and assembling. Within minutes, you’ll have a colorful, crunchy, healthy meal with tender, marinated chicken that’s appropriate for every occasion.
You can buy pre-grilled chicken at the grocery store, but we recommend grilling your own when possible for the best flavor. The beauty of this recipe is that the dressing (Keri’s Lemon Dressing) also doubles as the marinade for the chicken.
Once you know the basics, get creative. Romaine could become spinach, if that’s more your style of greens. Carrots and cucumbers could become tomatoes and black olives (while swapping tangy feta for goat cheese) for a Greek twist. Better yet, find what’s fresh at the farmers market and let that be your inspiration.
Bottom line: You really can’t go wrong when tossing chicken and veggies together in a bowl. Just make sure to go easy on the cheese and you’ll have a delicious, nutrient-dense salad that’s full of flavor.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Grilled chicken salad is a light lunch favorite for a reason: Lean protein plus lots of vegetables equals a simple, nutritious meal. When you order it out, the dressing may mess with the health factor, though. Here, it’s just delicious, light lemon and olive oil with a bit of salt and pepper and an optional dash of raspberry vinegar.