Mediterranean Chicken Salad
This delicious and healthy chicken salad is perfect for a quick and easy lunch. The gluten free and dairy free ingredients make it perfect for women with PCOS, but everyone will love this flavorful salad. With plenty of protein and nutrients, this salad will help you power through your day.
Eating a healthy diet rich in lean protein and fresh vegetables is so beneficial for PCOS hormone health. In particular, grilled chicken and a nutrient-packed salad is a good option for women with PCOS. The chicken provides protein and iron, which can help to regulate hormones, while the vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals that support overall health. Additionally, this meal is low in sugar and simple carbohydrates, which can help to control blood sugar levels. Overall, grilled chicken and a nutrient-packed salad is a healthy option for women with PCOS.
Best Grilled Chicken
While you can definitely cook or grill your own chicken breast I frequently buy already prepared chicken to add to my salads.
A rotisserie chicken is my favorite but it does take a little work to finish preparing when I get home from the grocery store.
My other favorite is Costco’s chicken skewers. Then I can just microwave one or two and viola I have delicious chicken for my salad. These also freeze amazingly allowing me to stock up and have them easily available.
Butcher box, Trader Joes, as well as countless other grocery stores also carry grilled chicken and they can both be kept frozen until ready to heat up and use. Ideally choose organic, hormone free chicken.
Note, if you are using frozen chicken and meal prepping your lunches I heat up the chicken I need for the next day the night before then store in the fridge with my salad container so that I don’t have any excuse to not pack my lunch the next day.
How to store and serve
This salad stores for up to 4 days in the refrigerator making it an amazing meal prep lunch for a busy week.
For best results store the wet ingredients separately or at the bottom of your container. Then Layer the cucumbers peppers and lettuce on top. Store dressing in a separate container and add just before eating.
Mediterranean Chicken Salad
- 2 cups Mixed greens or romaine lettuce
- ½ cup Tomatoes diced or cherry tomatoes halved
- ½ cup Cucumber chopped
- ¼ cup Kalamata olives
- ¼ cup Kidney
- ¼ cup Garbanzo beans
- ½ of a Bell Peppers diced
- ¼ cup Marinated artichoke chopped make sure they are sugar free
- Grilled chicken sliced
Mediterranean Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/3 Lemon Juice
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Oregano
- To make dressing, add all ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake. Season to taste with garlic powder dried oregano, salt and pepper
- Layer all ingredients on plate or individual salad bowl and drizzle with dressing before topping with sliced grilled chicken
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