arugula chicken salad

Arugula Chicken Salad with Olives & Pecans

Who says a brown bag lunch has to be –boring?

This organic, balsamic-drizzled Arugula Chicken Salad will perk up your midday and provide you with satiating nutrients that will keep you feeling full until dinner. And because arugula is a member of the cruciferous family of veggies (which also includes broccoli, cauliflower and kale), it also provides powerful cancer-fighting nutrients.

Arugula Chicken Salad – A Superfast Superfood Salad

But this isn’t the only superfood salad you can make…

By keeping a few simple ingredients on hand (like organic greens, pre-cooked organic pastured chicken and grass-fed beef, hard-boiled pastured eggs) and doing a little prep work at the beginning of the week – you can enjoy restaurant-quality salads every day. Not only will you save money, but you’ll enjoy healthier meals to boot.

A healthy and delicious lunch of Arugula Chicken Salad with Olives & Pecans

Arugula Chicken Salad with Olives & Pecans Recipe
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp organic balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Celtic Sea SaltĀ®
  • 1 -8oz. breast pastured chicken
  • 8 small organic Kalamata olives, halved
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups organic arugula
  • ½ ounce pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ cup shredded organic carrots
Instructions
  1. Preheat a cast-iron grill pan to medium high heat.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place seasoned chicken on the grill pan and cook 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook until the juices run clear.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly, then slice the chicken into ¼ inch thick strips.
  4. Prepare the salad and salad dressing. In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar with the oil (reserving 1 tsp. for later) and mustard to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the arugula in a medium bowl and drizzle with 1 tsp. oil. Gently massage to coat the leaves, then sprinkle with a small amount of sea salt. Toss in the shredded carrots and olives. Top with chicken and drizzle with dressing and chopped pecans.

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Arugula Chicken Salad with Olives and Pecans - Nutrition Information Per Serving

arugula chicken salad with olives and pecans - nutrition
Nutrient Information Per Batch

693.75 kcal Calories, 188.24 mg Calcium, 14.65 g Carbohydrate, 136.88 mg Cholesterol, 44.68 g Total Fat, 5.04 g Fiber, 4.5 mg Iron, 127.63 mg Magnesium 1096.65 mg Potassium, 58.67 g Protein,45.68 mcg Selenium, 421.39 mg Sodium, 6.92 g Sugars, 3.12 mg Zinc, 5.96g Saturated fat, 0.06 trans Fat, 29.18 g Monounsaturated fats, 7.22 g Polyunsaturated fats, 10769 IU Vitamin A, 1.46 mg Vitamin B6, 0 mcg Vitamin B12, 15.61 mg Vitamin C, 0 IU Vitamin D, 5.6 Vitamin E, 91.5 mcg Vitamin K, 82.74 mcg Folate,0.33 mg Vitamin B1(Thiamin),27.48 mg Vitamin B3(Niacin),0.33 mg Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), 0.58 mcg Lycopene, 2408.57 mcg Lutein and Zeaxanthin, 0.55 g ALA, 0 g EPA, 0.05 gDHA,573.24 mg Phosphorous, 1.03 mg Manganese, 1912.35 mcg Alpha carotene, 5473.61 mcg Beta carotene, 3.66 mcg Beta cryptoxanthin, 0 g Conjugated Linolenic Acid

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.


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