Creamy Chicken Tenderloin Salad

24 Mar

I love this salad.  If it had lips I’d kiss them and gently thank the salad for being so delicious, filling (oh hai protein!) and kind to my waistline.  It’s perfect for either lunch or dinner and super quick and easy to whip up.   I prefer it for dinner because of its low carb content!

The dressing is inspired by Natalie’s Faux Caesar Salad but slightly tweaked (I omitted the olive oil and added lemon juice).


Two handfuls of mixed lettuce leaves

1 medium tomato (sliced into wedges)

Handful of capsicum strips

3 chicken tenderloins (120g)

15g of shaved parmesan cheese (no more than this!  It is unexpectedly calorific and easy to go overboard on)

Dried or fresh rosemary

Salt & pepper

Olive oil spray




1 tablespoon of natural, low-fat yoghurt

1 teaspoon of dijon mustard

1 teaspoon of lemon juice


Sprinkle the chicken with a little rosemary, salt and pepper.  Heat a little olive oil in a pan and grill the chicken for about 3 minutes a side or until cooked through.

Combine the salad ingredients and parmesan in a serving bowl.  Shred the chicken and place on top of the salad.

Combine the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the chicken and salad.

Now, if I weren’t watching my calories like a damn hawk at the moment I might also add a boiled egg or some crispy prosciutto.  OR (gasp!) both.  Drool.

Nutritional info: 324 cals, 9.3g  fat, 4.2g sat fat, 47g protein, 8.6g carbs, 7.6g sugar



8 Responses to “Creamy Chicken Tenderloin Salad”

  1. Alex March 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    YUMMO! i know what im having for dinner tonight 🙂

    • Amanda March 28, 2011 at 11:24 am #

      Did you have it? What did you think??

      • Alex March 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

        you know what i forgot and cooked a curry! but i used quinoa!!! (for the first time) and it was great 🙂

  2. Marisa's Low Carb Kitchen Talk March 26, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    That’s my kind of dinner. Yummy!!

  3. Amanda March 29, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    yum! Curry! I wish my husband liked curry. I’d make it all the time. 😉

  4. Chanel March 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    I had a snore-worthy salad for lunch today. I’m over tuna – I need to get into this salad! Thanks for the idea 😀

    • Amanda March 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

      You need to get into soups! They have been exciting me.


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