Lemon Chicken and Sprouts Salad - Healthy Lunches

Sharing one of my regular lunch combinations. These days I am trying to keep the lunch balanced and clean. In this particular combination, there is no fat added anywhere expect for the part where I sprayed the chicken with oil spray before baking. I keep turning the chicken a couple of times mid way while baking to get the desired color on both the sides. This chicken recipe is from friend's and is a very flavorful dish with just a few simple ingredients. I guess something magical happens when the chicken is marinated with the lemon juice :).....Most of my salad recipes are a little bit on the spicier side. I either add seasonings like chaat masala or jalapeno pickles or any other spicy dressing...that is the only way I can eat a salad!  This particular recipe uses only chaat masala and lemon juice and this combination is very good. You can also add some boiled chickpeas or any other beans and even some rice puffs in the end to make it a complete meal all by itself. This salad and protein combination when combined with a fruit makes a healthy low-carb and low-calorie meal, ideal for weight loss.

For the Lemon Chicken:

1. White meat chicken fillets or breast pieces, 4.
2. Juice of a big lemon or around 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
3. Salt and pepper for taste.
Adding garlic salt and any other seasoning mix of choice also enhances the taste.
 I have also added a pinch of dried parsley and thyme.  They also give a good flavor to the dish.

Marinate the chicken with the above ingredients and let them sit in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours. Arrange them on baking sheet and spray on a nonstick cooking spray on each of the patties. Bake them at 375 degrees  for  25-30 minutes. In between keeping flipping them over to get a good color on both the sides.

For the Sprouts Salad:
1. Any preferred mix of salad vegetables and sprouts 1 cup.
2. Lemon juice, 1 teaspoon.
3. Chaat masala, 1/2 teaspoon or more.
4. Salt as per taste.
5. Chopped cilantro for garnishing.

Mix everything well and serve.

1 comment:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Really healthy and tasty looking chicken salad with sprouts. Excellent preparation.