Tasty chicken salad
- Energy Kcal 698
- Carbohydrates g 7.3
- of which sugars g 7.3
- Protein g 44.9
- Fats g 54.2
- of which saturated fat g 10.14
- Fiber g 3.4
- Cholesterol mg 136
- Sodium mg 989
- Difficulty: Average
- Prep time: 20 min
- Cook time: 4 min
- Serving: 4 people
- Cost: Average
- Note + 1 hour of rest in the fridge
Fresh, genuine and colorful! Our tasty chicken salad is a boost of energy, perfect as a packed lunch or to serve during a buffet dinner with friends, but it is also a perfect dinner saver to prepare in advance for those days when you have little time to cook. Grilled chicken breasts and appetizing vegetable crudités, to be varied according to your personal taste and the seasonal availability. This delicious dish is complemented by a tasty dressing. This tasty chicken salad is the perfect recipe for a healthy and appetizing meal!
Furthermore, discover the recipe for our perfect dressing for all your salads: Homemade Italian Dressing
- Chicken breast 1.35 lbs (600 g) - fillets
- Green olives 2 ¼ tbsp (30 g) - pitted
- Pickles ½ cup (60 g)
- Red peppers 1.35 cups (200 g)
- White celery 1.65 cups (170 g)
- Carrots 1 ½ cup (150 g)
- Gruyere cheese ½ cup (100 g) - (or Edam cheese)
- Fine salt to taste
How to prepare Tasty chicken salad
To prepare the tasty chicken salad, start by beating the chicken slices with a meat tenderizer 1, between two sheets of baking paper to break down the fibers of the meat without tearing it. Then cook on a hot grill 2 and turn only when the meat is completely white and has the typical grill marks 3. Then turn and add a pinch of salt to the cooked part. Meanwhile, cook the other side for the same amount of time. It will take about two minutes, but the time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken fillets, so avoid poking the meat with a fork or the juices will come out and the chicken will be too dry. When the meat is well cooked, remove it from the grill and season it with salt immediately, to allow the heat to melt the salt. Place the chicken breasts on a plate and let them cool.
In the meantime, clean the vegetables: take the pepper and remove the inner seeds, then julienne it 4, peel and trim the carrots and cut them into strips too 5. Slice the celery ribs 6,
pickles 7, and pitted green olives 8 crosswise. And finally cut the cheese (Gruyere or Edam cheese) into sticks 9.
In the meantime the meat will have cooled down, cut it into strips 10 and prepare the dressing: put the mayonnaise in a bowl, add the mustard 11, white wine vinegar 12, salt and pepper.
Finally, pour in the olive oil, mix the ingredients 13 and set aside 14. Now take a large bowl, add the chicken and all the previously cut ingredients: peppers 15,
celery 16, carrots, pickles, cheese, olives 17 and stir 18.
Then add the dressing 19, stir again and cover with plastic wrap 20; let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour. After this time the flavors will have blended thoroughly and you can enjoy your tasty chicken salad 21.
You can refrigerate the tasty chicken salad covered with plastic wrap for up to a day. Freezing is not recommended.
You can substitute the vegetables with your favorite ones, e.g. peppers with zucchini or, in winter, with raw artichokes, lightly blanched potatoes or pumpkin. If you do not like mayonnaise, you can replace it with creamy white yogurt. In this recipe we used white celery, but you can also use green celery. Just remember to remove the outer part with a vegetable peeler because this type of celery is stringier.