Herby Lemon Chicken Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 284KCAL

This Herby Lemon Chicken Salad is perfect for a light lunch or served with a side dish as an evening meal.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories284
  • Carbs16g
  • Protein37g
  • Fat4.2g
  • Saturates0.8g
  • Sugars14g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Herby Lemon Chicken Salad is really light and fresh which makes it perfect for a light lunch when served with a bread roll, or with a side dish as part of an evening meal.

The chicken is flavoured with lemon and lots of herbs including sumac, which has a really lovely tart, citrus taste. If you’ve never used sumac before then it’s guaranteed to become one of your staple spices. It’s the perfect partner for a really wide variety of different foods including fish, poultry and vegetables.

You should be able to find it in the supermarket, but if not you can pick it up online!

What diets is this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad suitable for?

This Herby Lemon Chicken Salad is suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad recipe?

  • You’ll need to count 2 Points per portion of this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You’ll need to count 0 Points per portion of this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You’ll need to count 0 Points per portion of this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad?

Sumac is a ground spice and has a really nice, tart citrus taste. You should be able to find it in your local supermarket, but if not you can also pick it up online.

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Sumac is a super versatile spice and it’s absolutely delicious! You should be able to pick it up in the supermarket, or you can also find it online.

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How many calories are in this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad?

There are 284 calories per portion in this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Herby Lemon Chicken Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the chicken into a mixing bowl. Add the oregano, thyme, sage, parsley, sumac, black pepper, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well.

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Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium to high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 5 minutes on both sides until cooked through.

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Step 3

While the chicken is cooking, mix the rest of the salad ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Step 4

Slice the cooked chicken and place on top of the mixed salad.

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Step 5

Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over the salad.

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What could I serve with this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad?

This Herby Lemon Chicken Salad is a delicious when served as a light lunch or as part of a barbecue or buffet. It also works really well when served with any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad is cooked?

The chicken breasts need to be fried for around 5 minutes on each side or until they’re cooked through.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so, but make sure to keep the chicken separate from the salad!

Can you freeze this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad?

Yes, you can freeze the chicken in this recipe. Please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do you reheat this Herby Lemon Chicken Salad?

From chilled: Reheat in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. You can also cover with tin foil and reheat in the oven for 15-20 minutes – you may need to add a little water to stop it from drying out. Whichever method you choose, make sure that the chicken is piping hot before serving.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly and then as above.

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Herby Lemon Chicken Salad

This Herby Lemon Chicken Salad is perfect for a light lunch or served with a side dish as an evening meal.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 284
  • Carbs 16G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 10 g fresh oregano chopped
  • 10 g fresh thyme leaves only, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 100 g spring onion chopped
  • 100 g mixed lettuce leaves
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 2 lemons zested and juiced
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Place the chicken into a mixing bowl. Add the oregano, thyme, sage, parsley, sumac, black pepper, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium to high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 5 minutes on both sides until cooked through.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, mix the rest of the salad ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Slice the cooked chicken and place on top of the mixed salad.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over the salad.

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