Grilled Citrus Chicken Super Salad

Grilled Citrus Chicken Super Salad


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About this recipe: Super Low Carb, Super Low Fat, Super Low Cal, Super Quick, Super Easy - this is a colourful, flavoursome salad, and a perfect introduction to healthy eating.

runnerbean89 County Dublin, Ireland

Serves: 2 

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • fresh coriander, chopped
  • fresh chives, chopped to garnish
  • 1 large ripe juicy orange
  • 1 lemon
  • a bowl of roughly ripped up Iceberg lettuce
  • 10 halved cherry tomatoes
  • handful of diced red salad onion
  • 1 tblsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Prepare the salad; mix tomatoes and onion and iceberg together in 2 bowls or plates.
  2. Grate some zest from the orange and lemon, add some to the salad and with the remainder, mix with chopped coriander and crushed garlic. Set aside.
  3. Take the breasts of chicken and flatten with a rolling pin, under a sandwich bag (to prevent juices flying everywhere).
  4. Grill (you can do this in the oven with a grilling tray and piece of tin foil underneath) for about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Turn over chicken breasts, making sure the juices run off and that they cook evenly.
  6. After another 8-10 minutes, stuff a slice of orange and lemon into/on top of each chicken breast, squeeze the juices over, sprinkle on the zest/garlic/coriander mix.
  7. Allow to cook another 4-6 minutes.
  8. Take out off oven and toss into salads with a bit of lemon juice and tablespoon of balsamic vinegar each.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
  10. Garnish with slices of orange and lemon, a sprig of coriander and sprinkling of chopped chives.

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Reviews (2)


Very easy to make. It is the citrus zest that really makes this simple salad, don't be tempted to leave it out! I simply added the balsamic vinegar to the juices left from having cooked the chicken before drizzling over the salad. This would make a delicious summer meal or a lovely light change if you are like me and are craving healthier foods after the Christmas excess...or any excess! - 05 Jan 2011


Great start to my new health and fitness regime! Thanks this is perfect, my huband and I enjoyed this light salad alongside a vegetable pasta maincourse it really is delicious, and with no guilt attached - 28 Sep 2008

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