After the holidays a lot of us want to go easy on the Carbs. This low carb chicken strips salad will help you to achieve just that.
A salad is not just boring lettuce anymore. This salad is bursting with flavor. This healthy low carb recipe is for a chicken strips salad with fruit and nuts.
It has such unique flavors that you will discover a new one with each and every bite. Compliment your dinner table with this salad today. Your salad never had it so good.
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into strips
- 2 cups spinach, shredded
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
- ½ cup red onion, cut into rings
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
- ½ cup pecans, diced
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Cilantro (optional)
In a small skillet, combine the olive oil and the cubed chicken. The chicken can be bought already cut into strips or you can buy whole chicken breasts and cut them up to the desired size yourself.
Cook the chicken on medium heat until nice and browned. Remove the pan from the heat and place the chicken pieces on a paper towel to absorb up any excess oil. Next, chop up the spinach.
Use your hands instead of a knife to chop it up to avoid bruising the spinach leaves. In a small mixing bowl, place the spinach leaves and the lemon juice. Toss lightly. On 4 large serving plates, arrange the spinach leaves. Now that the chicken has had time to cool, cut up the chicken.
Top the spinach with the chicken pieces. Add the red onion and the broccoli. Lightly drizzle each salad with red wine vinegar.
Add salt and black pepper to taste. Top each salad with raisins, pecans, and strawberries.
Garnish each salad with cilantro, if desired.
Linda is author at http://www.steaks-guide.com/ she loves to cook and has done a lot of work on our health section