high protein low carb Grilled Chicken Salad

high protein low carb Grilled Chicken Salad


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Mixed salad greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Red bell pepper, sliced
  • Feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing


  1. Prepare the Chicken:

    • Preheat the grill or grill pan.
    • In a bowl, mix olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder to create a marinade.
    • Coat the chicken breasts with the marinade, ensuring they are well-covered.
    • Grill the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
  2. Assemble the Salad:

    • While the chicken is grilling, prepare the salad ingredients.
    • In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red bell pepper.
  3. Slice the Chicken:

    • Once the chicken is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into strips or cubes.
  4. Combine and Serve:

    • Add the sliced grilled chicken to the salad.
    • If desired, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the top.
  5. Dress and Enjoy:

    • Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the salad, tossing gently to combine.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy your protein-packed grilled chicken salad!


Per Serving (assuming 4 servings):

  • Protein: Approximately 25-30 grams (varies based on chicken breast size and optional feta cheese)
  • Fat: Approximately 10-15 grams (varies based on chicken and dressing)
  • Calories: Approximately 250-300 calories

This recipe is not only high in protein from the grilled chicken but also provides a variety of vitamins and nutrients from the colourful array of vegetables. Adjust the ingredients and portions based on your preferences and dietary needs.

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