ranch chicken salad
Chicken salad is a classic dish that can be made in many different ways. One variation that is both healthy and delicious is a ranch chicken salad. With plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, this salad makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal. Here’s how to make it:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked.
- While chicken is cooking, prepare the ranch dressing. In a medium bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dill weed, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Once chicken is cooked, let it cool for a few minutes before chopping it into bite-sized pieces.
- In a large bowl, combine chopped chicken, celery, red onion, red bell pepper, and the ranch dressing. Mix until everything is evenly coated.
- Divide mixed greens onto two plates. Top each plate with the chicken mixture and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.
This recipe makes two servings. You can adjust the ingredients accordingly if you want to make more or less.
This healthy ranch chicken salad is packed with flavor and nutrients. The Greek yogurt and light mayonnaise provide a creamy base for the ranch dressing, while the fresh herbs and spices add plenty of flavor without any extra calories. The chopped vegetables add crunch and texture, while the walnuts provide a satisfying crunch and a dose of healthy fats. This salad is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, and it’s easy to customize with your favorite vegetables or toppings. Give it a try and see how delicious healthy eating can be!