Chicken and Strawberry Salad

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This summer salad has everything one would need for a perfect summer salad. Plump red strawberries and BBQ’d chicken combined on the same plate. It’s low carb, gluten-free, and packed with protein but its a perfect combination of sweet and savory.

I used shredded cheddar but feel free to use crumbled goat cheese or try sprinkling nutritional yeast flakes on top for a nutty, parmesan like, dairy free finish. Nutritional yeast flakes also have 8g of protein per 1/4 cup serving.

Strawberries are a nutrient rich superfood packed with antioxidants. They are packed with vitamin C which is a good thing as humans are the only mammals that don’t produce their own. One serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C—about half of your daily requirement which is vital to the production of collagen, which helps to improve skin’s elasticity and resilience. They also help to reduce inflammation of the joints and contain 134 mg per serving of Potassium which is another heart healthy nutrient. Strawberries are naturally low calorie (around 28 kCal per serving), fat-free and low in both sodium and sugar.

I planted strawberries in my garden this year and have had a few little berries but I am hoping for more of a harvest next year once the plant has established it’s self. In the mean time the strawberries we but at the grocery store are reasonably priced and locally grown.

Chicken and Strawberry Salad Recipe

By kimmy Published: July 11, 2017

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 25 mins

Calories: 435 | Fat: 12.8g | Protein: 62.3g | Carbs: 17.1g | Fibre: 3g | WW Points: 11

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Season both sides of the chicken with paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat BBQ and grill chicken for 5-10 minutes per side or until chicken is slightly to crisp/brown on both sides and cooked through .
  3. Cool chicken slightly then slice into small pieces.
  4. Toss chicken and remaining salad ingredients together.
  5. Using a blender, puree strawberries then combine with other ingredients. Blend all dressing ingredients until combined.
  6. Plate salad and pour dressing over salad and serve while chicken is still warm. Enjoy!
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About the Author:

Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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