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Low Ingredient Protein Packed Salad

Low Ingredient Protein Packed Salad

This is a super easy, protein packed salad that is perfect for lunch or dinner!

Here’s what you need (makes 2 servings):

4 cups of arugula

Approximately 1 lb of chicken breast or tenders

1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 whole lemon squeezed, 1-2 cloves crushed garlic, 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Here’s how you make it:

First you need to cook up the chicken: season the chicken with lawrys salt, garlic powder and pepper. Cook on medium heat with olive oil. Be sure to let the chicken crisp up by leaving it for at least 4-5 minutes on each side! It might look like it’s starting to burn but this is what will give it that nice crispiness!

While the chicken is cooking, thoroughly wash the arugula and then pat dry.

Next, roast walnuts for 3-4 minutes in a pan on medium heat, mixing throughout to ensure even cooking. They will start to brown slightly and that is exactly what you want!

When the chicken is fully cooked, chop it up into bite sized pieces and add it to the arugula. Add in the walnuts and all of the dressing ingredients as well as the grated parm and mix until evenly combined!

Feel free to top with a little more grated parm and salt & pepper to taste!