This Grilled Chicken Salad With Walnuts and Oranges Will Brighten Up Your Plate
Soups and stews are great for warming you up during the chillier months—but sometimes you just want some lighter fare. The challenge? Choosing a meal that’s light but sufficiently nourishing, so you don’t feel hungry again an hour later.
This winter salad with grilled chicken, citrus, and walnuts is just that: The dish serves up a good mix of nutrients to help keep you satiated long after lunch, not to mention tasty flavors you’ll love.
The grilled, skinless chicken serves as a perfect source of low-fat protein; while fresh fruits and veggies (like blood or navel oranges, crisp cucumbers, and romaine) add filling fiber, and the walnuts, and extra virgin olive oil in the dressing add a healthy dose of good-for-you fats.
In this video, we’ll show you how to make the simple but satisfying meal in less than 15 minutes. Just cook the chicken breasts, toast the walnuts, whisk the dressing, and toss all the ingredients together.
You can enjoy the salad as a side to an entree (one serving is just 245 calories) or combine it with healthy whole grains, like brown rice or farro, and make it your main meal. Trust us, it tastes delicious either way.