Lentil And Poached Chicken Salad With Gremolata Recipe

This lentil and poached chicken salad with gremolata is a healthy and flavorful dish that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. The lentils provide a hearty base, while the poached chicken adds protein and tenderness. The gremolata, made with lemon zest, garlic, and parsley, adds a burst of freshness and tanginess. Tossed together with a simple vinaigrette, this salad is a delicious and satisfying meal.

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1hr 15minstotal
35minsPrep
40minsCook
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40m.Cook
Lentil And Poached Chicken Salad With Gremolata
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Ingredients for Lentil And Poached Chicken Salad With Gremolata Recipe

  • 0.17 cup Lentils
  • 0.33 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 0.17 Zest Lemon
  • 0.33 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/25 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.33 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 0.17 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste

Directions: Lentil And Poached Chicken Salad With Gremolata Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse and cook the lentils according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the chicken breasts and simmer for 10-12 minutes until cooked through. Remove from the pot and let cool. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • STEP 3.In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, garlic, and parsley to make the gremolata.
  • STEP 4.In a large salad bowl, combine the cooked lentils, shredded chicken, and gremolata. Toss well to combine.
  • STEP 5.In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to make the vinaigrette.
  • STEP 6.Drizzle the vinaigrette over the lentil and chicken mixture. Toss gently to coat.
  • STEP 7.Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature. Garnish with additional parsley if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use any type of lentils for this recipe, but green or brown lentils work best as they hold their shape well.
  • Make sure to cook the lentils until they are tender but still have a slight bite to them.
  • To poach the chicken, you can also use chicken thighs or a whole chicken. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • For extra flavor, you can add some chopped cherry tomatoes or diced cucumber to the salad.
  • This salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To serve, you can enjoy the salad on its own or with a side of crusty bread.
  • This salad is also great for meal prep and can be packed for lunches or picnics.
Nutrition
value
446
calories per serving
25 g Fat20 g Protein34 g Carbs14 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    25g
  • Protein
    20g
  • Carbs
    34g
  • Fiber
    14g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    34g
  • Protein
    20g
  • Fiber
    14g

Fats

  • Fat
    25g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    275mg
  • Iron
    9mg
  • Vitamin A
    833mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    185mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    83mg
  • Vitamin E
    3mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    147mg
  • Manganese
    3mg
  • Phosphorus
    290mg
  • Selenium
    35mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp