Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Healthy Recipe- Spicy Chicken Dinner Salad

I dare you to eat this entire salad. The picture doesn't do it justice- trust me, it's yummy and very filling.

Spicy Chicken Dinner Salad

Serves: 4

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp chopped garlic

4 chicken breasts, cut into 1/4" slices

assorted spices

Spicy Sauce of your choice

1 bag of Salad greens (lettuce, carrots, cabbage)

1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced

4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

4 radishes, sliced thin

4 ozs Cracked Pepper Cheese, cut into small pieces

2 medium tomatoes, cut cmall


1 tbsp Lite Salad Dressing of your choice

Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add chopped garlic and cook until you can smell them (you'll know when that is). Add chicken and saute 5 minutes, or until almost done. Add your spicy sauce (how much depends on how spicy you want your chicken- a tbsp of Tabasco will do the trick nicely) and whatever other seasonings you like (I always use Johnny's Salt). Simmer chicken in the spicy sauce for a couple of minutes, then turn the heat off and cover the pan. Let the chicken rest and cool while you prepare the rest of the salad.

Divide the bag of salad greens into 4 large salad bowls. Divide the sliced cucumber, radishes, and tomatoes and add to the salad bowls and stir. Sprinkle the tops of the salads with the chopped hard-boiled egg and cubed cheese.

Add 1/4 of the cooked chicken to each bowl. Top with a package serving of croutons, and the Lite salad dressing of your choice (I prefer Lite Ranch).

Calories (with dressing and croutons): 374

Carbs (with dressing and croutons): 15 gr

This is a low carb meal, so you can also serve a slice of garlic bread (depending on brand, add another 120 calories and 15 gr carb). You may want to skip the croutons if you're also serving garlic bread (the croutons are 4-6 gr carb just by themselves)

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