Chopped Green Chicken Salad

This easy and delicious salad recipe is a brilliant way to boost your greens intake, while getting enough lean protein to keep you fuller for longer.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 1
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: International
Diet: Gluten Free
Dietary Requirements: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Nut-Free


  • 150 g chicken breast
  • 1/4 avocado cubed
  • 1/2 bunch broccolini diced into 1cm pieces
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cucumber diced
  • 1/4 cup coriander fresh roughly chopped
  • 1/4 lime juiced
  • 1.5 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds


For the chicken

  • Place the chicken in a saucepan and pour over enough water to just cover.
  • Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then cover with a lid.
  • Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the broccolini to the pan and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and the broccolini and stand the chicken in the liquid for a further 5 minutes.
  • Drain and shred the chicken.

For the salad

  • Arrange the chicken, avocado, broccolini, spinach, cucumber and coriander around a wide bowl.
  • Add lime juice and olive oil to a small jar and shake to combine.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad bowl and sprinkled with pepitas and season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Chopped Green Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 3852mg110%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 7955IU159%
Vitamin B3 23mg115%
Vitamin C 438mg531%
Vitamin K 974µg928%
Calcium 848mg85%
Iron 28mg156%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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