Chicken Salad with Feta Cheese – 100% Ketogenic meal

Are you looking for something yummy and healthy? Well we have a great recipe in the collection for you. Try this tasty ketogenic meal- chicken salad with feta cheese, a bliss for those who are on a Keto diet.

One great thing about this recipe is that you can prepare a large batch of chicken and use it later, all you need to do is assemble your salad and you are ready to serve!

Ingredients

  • 175 grams Boneless Chicken (Leg and Thigh Meat)
  • 100 grams Romaine lettuce
  • 50 grams Tomato
  • 100 grams Cucumber
  • 30 grams green Olives 
  • 50 grams Feta Cheese
  • Olive oil 
  • Full Fat Greek Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Lime or Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil for marinating
  • 1/2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dried Mixed Herbs Seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp Bacon Fat for frying
  • Grounded black Pepper
  • Grounded Cayenne Pepper
  • Calories: 442
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Has more fats and low carbs
  • Rich in protein
  • Easy to make and can be stored for later use
High fat chicken thigh -keto chicken salad recipe

Recipe Info (chicken salad with feta cheese)

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 2

Method of preparation

  • Take a bowl and put your chicken pieces in it. It is recommended to use thigh and leg piece with skin, as it contains high amount of fat, essential if you are on a keto-diet.
  • Season the chicken with salt and freshly grounded black pepper. Add some mixed herbs, 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tbsp of olive oil to your chicken bowl. Mix them thoroughly.
  • Heat up 1/2 tbsp of Beacon fat in your pan. Once the pan is hot, put your seasoned chicken pieces in the pan and cook it for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Flip the pieces over and repeat the process.
  • Add 1 tbsp of butter in your pan and let it melt. Flip your pieces and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Take out all the chicken pieces in a plate and extract all the leftover juice in a bowl. Keep this extracted juice handy, as we will be needing it in our dressing.
  • Now you need to prepare your vegetables. Slice some tomatoes, cucumber, and green olives. Don’t mix them. Chop some romaine lettuce and keep it aside for arrangement.

For the dressing

Take a bowl and follow the process below.

  • Add 1 tbsp of fatty Greek yogurt.
  • Add 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Squeeze in 1 tea spoon of lime or lemon juice.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the extracted juice.
  • Season it with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Add some freshly chopped parsley and give it a good mix.

Arrangement

Take a bowl and follow the process below.

  • Place the chopped lettuce in your bowl to form a bed.
  • Arrange the tomatoes, cucumber and olives on top of it.
  • Crumble around 50 grams of Feta cheese on it.
  • Chop some cooked chicken pieces and add it to the salad.
  • Pour the salad dressing using a spoon
  • Your chicken salad with feta cheese is ready to serve!

Health benefits

Keto-friendly-meal

Chicken salad with feta cheese is a high fat low carbs meal, basic fundamentals that one must follow if they are on a keto-diet. You can read more about keto-diet and it’s benefit in this our complete guide.

Rich in dietry protein

The combination of chicken salad with feta cheese has good amount of protein in it. Protein is an essential nutrient for building muscles and repairing worn out cells and tissues. When protein is digested inside the body it converts into amino acids which power up your body to do more work. Adequate amount of dietary protein consumption is crucial for maintaining health, growth, development, and other body functions.

Good for heart and blood pressure

Full fat Greek yogurt used in this recipe has high amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These are healthy fats which helps you in lowering LDL cholesterol level. They also help in lowering the blood pressure and preventing atherosclerosis, thereby reducing risk to major heart diseases and strokes.

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