There are those days when you are running low on calories but you still want something big and yummy to eat. Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad has become one of our favorite low calorie options!
The secret to making salad into a comfort food is what you add to it! Yes, this usually involves adding calories to your salad but when you start with as few calories as lettuce has, it makes it all OK! This particular salad has 292 calories a serving and always fills my very hungry husband!
(Disclaimer: This is not my salad 🙂
We eat it to fast to take a picture!)
What you need:
12 cups Romaine Lettuce
Tortilla strips (can be found in the salad isle, or make your own by striping up a corn tortilla, spray with a little non stick spray, salt and bake in the oven till crispy)
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into strips
1 1/2 TBSP Lemon Pepper
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1) Marinate your chicken strips in the lemon juice for about 15 mins. Then sprinkle both sides of the chicken generously with the lemon pepper.
2) Place chicken and marinade in a skillet over medium heat and cook 10-15 min. until the chicken is cooked through and the lemon juice is almost gone
3) On each plate place 3 cups of romaine lettuce and half of a tomato cut for salad. Top it with 4 oz. of the cooked chicken, and 2 TBSPs of the tortilla strips. The tortilla strips make the whole salad in my opinion!
4) Finish it off with your salad dressing of choice. Don’t forget to add the calories for your dressing which is not included in calorie total for this recipe. We like Walden Farms Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing which has zero calories! I wouldn’t recommend any of their creamier dressings though- yuck.
You can add whatever sounds good to you, apple, cheese, croutons, olives, almonds, or bread on the side. Just remember to also add the calories.
This recipe serves 4. Happy eating!