Simple Chicken Salad Recipes

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Best Recipe chicken Salad

Included in this recipe is Lettuce, the outstanding anti-diabetic green. The fact that it has a zero glycemic index, lettuce is very beneficial in controlling diabetes. See below for more health benefits of Lettuce.

Simple Chicken Salad Recipes

This ubiquitous American favorite can be found on hotel room-service menus everywhere in the world. Once you make it yourself at home, you’ll understand why! With a loaf of fresh bread, it’s a meal in itself.

The Servings:

No of servings: 4 persons


The Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  1. Chicken (350g); breast fillets
  2. Eggs (qty = 3); hard-boiled
  3. Tomatoes (250g); or three medium
  4. Lettuce (1 large)

Spices & Condiments

  1. Onion (50g) – sliced thinly in rings
  2. Vegetable oil
  3. Cheese (100g) – finely sliced
  4. Salt to taste

Herbs

  1. Coriander leaves (1tbs); fresh and finely chopped (optional)

Vinaigrette Dressing

  1. Olive oil (125ml)
  2. White vinegar (60ml)
  3. Seeded mustard(2tsp)
  4. Sugar (1tsp)

The Tasty and Healthy Secret (which makes the difference)

  • Of course the Vinaigrette Dressing

The Directions (in Easy steps)

For the Vinaigrette Dressing:

Combine all the vinaigrette dressing ingredients in a screw-top jar; then shake well.

For the Salad:

A.

  1. Cook chicken in heated oiled large pan until browned both sides.
  2. Place chicken in shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in moderate oven for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then cut into slices.

B.

  1. Cut each tomato into 8 wedges.
  2. Wash and separate lettuce leaves.
  3. Tear lettuce leaves into small pieces.
  4. Finely slice the cheese.

C.

  1. Divide lettuce among serving bowls.
  2. Layer with chicken, tomato, onion rings, cheese and egg.
  3. Then drizzle with the vinaigrette dressing.
  4. Finally sprinkle the finely chopped coriander leaves.

Tips:

  • This dressing is a classic vinaigrette. To make it even creamier, place the ingredients in a blender and process until thick and opaque.
  • You can prepare the vinaigrette a day ahead; keep it covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Gruyere or Emmenthaler or Jarlsberg cheese can be used.

Health Benefits of Lettuce:

  1. Helps controlling diabetes.
  2. Improves blood circulation
  3. Beneficial for blood production.
  4. Helps fighting anemia.
  5. Good in fighting insomnia as well.
  6. Cures certain skin disorders.
  7. A must for weight management.
  8. Prevention against certain eyes disorders.
  9. Purifies the body (detoxification).
  10. Beneficial during pregnancy.
  11. Essential for healthy bones
  12. Helps in fighting infections

Nutritional Information Lettuce:

Lettuce is an excellent source of powerful and essential nutrients:

  1. Beta-carotene (good for eyes), lactucarium (fights insomnia) , zeaxanthin (anti-aging)
  2. Glycemic index zero (therefore good for diabetes patients)
  3. Rich in fibers, folate and Iron;
  4. Also contains manganese, potassium and phosphorous
  5. Vitamins A, E, C and K

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