In today’s fast age and time, we are so busy and don’t really have the time to think about our health. Most of us are worried about our increasing weight, but we are not really sure of what to do for our healthy life. So, to keep our health and weight in check, we have this quick salad recipe ” Weight Loss Salad with Chicken ” that you can make at home to get back into shape.
This weight loss salad is very healthy, energetic and delicious. Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, avocado, mint and chicken create a perfect pairing for any time of the day. It is very tasty and ideal low-carb salad. Furthermore, it is perfect as a side or main dish because it is so easy to make. Especially in the hot summer days when all you crave for something light and fresh, this is the best filling choice.
Each bite of this weight loss salad is filled with the tender, juicy and flavorful chicken pieces and loads of crunchy veggies, all tossed in apple cider vinaigrette with touch of mint.
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 200g cherry tomatoes ,diced
- ½ small onion, diced
- 1 red or yellow paprika, diced
- 1-2 avocado, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Chicken Tender Ingredients
- 300g chicken, cubed
- Salt to taste
- Smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon onion paste/powder
- 1 lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon garlic paste/powder
- ¼ teaspoon ginger paste/powder
Marinate chicken with olive oil, lemon juice, all spices and ginger garlic paste in a medium size bowl for at least 1 hour.
Heat a pan over medium heat, add 1 spoon olive oil and cook chicken in its own steam.
Put vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl, and whisk in olive oil until combined. Add cooked chicken, avocado, tomatoes, onion, cucumber andpaprika. In last sprinkle some fresh mint leaves.
Benefits of this Salad
- Chicken Breast
Chicken breast is an excellent source of low-fat protein, helps your body to build and supports muscle mass. It also contain selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6 and niacin.
Avocado is an amazing nutritious fruit, containing more potassium than bananas. They contain nutrients and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. They are full of vitamins like vitamin C, B6, B12, A, D, K, E, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. They are also a good source of dietary fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids.
Tomatoes are excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene. Tomatoes have many health benefits, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Tomatoes protect the eye sight and also maintain healthy blood pressure. In addition, tomatoes also contain vitamin C, K, potassium and folate.
Cucumber is considered best for weight management, blood alkalizing and detoxifying the body. Cucumber supports eye health and enhance skin beauty.
Paprika is low in calories and full of nutrition. All varieties are good source of vitamin A and C, potassium, folic acid and fiber. Paprika helps in healing wounds, treats skin problems, prevents hair loss and supports digestive system.
Mint is rich in nutrients. Mint may improve irritable bowel syndrome, relieve in indigestion, improve brain functions, relieve in cough and cold and prevent bad breath. Mint has zero cholesterol, good source of potassium, sodium, dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamin A & C.
- Keep the leftover in an airtight container and store up to 2 days in refrigerator.
- The chicken can be stored up to 4 days in a refrigerator.
- To make it easier, prepare the chicken before time and refrigerate in an air tight container.