Last updated on May 20th, 2023 at 10:18 am
Don’t want to bore you with what I ate the other day, but I made a healthy low-carb high-protein avocado chicken salad for lunch that would also be easy to meal prep.
There’s a lot of stuff in there.
Other than, obviously, the chicken and avocado we’ve got an egg, olives, some invisible spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, black pepper…
Basically, ALL the things I want to eat when I’m super hungry.
Don’t be fooled, this is a salad, but it’s not one of those side dish things. It’s a meal. I still felt light and alive after, because it’s a healthy salad, but it was super satisfying.
Also, this high-protein chicken salad is a great paleo and gluten-free lunch recipe. Dare I say even keto?
I have no idea. But could be – there’s some fat in there, almost no carbs.
Someone let me know if I can say I made a keto salad, please! I definitely made something low-carb that has a lot of protein.
How To Make A High-Protein Avocado Chicken Salad
So what you need to do here with the chicken: you basically prepare a chicken breast your favorite way. Either in a pan with some herbs and garlic or just boil if you’re feeling lazy (it’s healthier, but I personally wouldn’t really enjoy the chicken that much). Whatever you usually do with chicken breast.
I used only one hard-boiled egg, then added some olives, because I need to have olives with everything. And then came the avocado. It’s a good life, I’ve been buying so many avocados lately and somehow they’re all good. Add the vegetables to feel good.
When you’ve arranged everything, prepare the dressing. I used olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic (obsessed with garlic right now, making everyone around me happy). I also added some toasted sesame oil, because I LOVE the flavor. But it’s optional if you don’t have it. Something else you can do is toast sesame seeds and sprinkle over the salad – SO GOOD!
What’s important when making this high-protein avocado chicken salad for lunch or dinner is adding salt to taste. The dressing doesn’t have any salt in it, olives have some, but I needed to add a pinch of salt to my serving.
How To Meal Prep
For meal prep this is really easy – just cook the chicken breast, boil some eggs and peel them, wash some spinach and air dry it for a little bit, use whole cherry tomatoes and olives. Pack it all without dressing into meal prep containers. These you should be good for about 3 days in the fridge. The perfect high-protein lunch recipe!
More Healthy High-Protein Lunch Ideas
I hope you enjoy this avocado chicken salad and make it whenever you feel like a satisfying healthy meal. If you need even more high-protein lunch ideas, make sure to check these out:
- 4 oz /100g chicken breast, cooked
- 1/2 avocado, large
- 1 egg, hard-boiled
- 1/3 cup tomatoes
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1-2 scallions, thinly chopped
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 tbsp chopped olives
Dressing & Additions
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Arranging the bowl: Start with a bed of spinach, then arrange tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, olives, chicken, egg, sprinkle chopped scallions, add freshly ground black pepper.
- Prepare the dressing: Mix olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice and toasted sesame oil (optional) and add to the salad, combining everything together. When you've mixed everything add salt to taste.
You can use your favorite type of cooked chicken for this low carb salad - I used a chicken breast that was prepared in a non-stick pan with a little bit of olive oil, black pepper and garlic. If you want to meal prep this salad, know that this is one serving. To make it ahead - use whole cherry tomatoes, don't open the avocado and chop the cucumbers only roughly. Also don't add the dressing, do it right before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 635Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 272mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 12gSugar: 6gProtein: 44g