Easy Healthy Recipe: Summery Sweet & Sour Chicken Salad

Recipe for Summer: chicken salad

Hi everyone! I thought it was the perfect time to cook another Paleo dish with you. I haven’t made a cooking or recipe video for quite a while, so I really wanted to make one for you. Especially because my husband and I have discovered a new recipe that we absolutely love! I’ll show how to make a very simple 4-ingredient dish (salt and pepper don’t count, right) – a very refreshing summer chicken salad!

Dancing With Magicians?

This recipe is Canarian, we learned it from a Canarian family when we visited the Bailes de los Magos festivity a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a picture of me from that night:

Yes, I was dressed as a Canarian pheasant, and I loved it. There were 8,000 people dining together in the open air. Everybody was wearing traditional clothing like this, and everyone brought their own homemade food. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an amazing spirit of community anywhere else in the world. Do you have anything like that in your country?

So let’s get back to the recipe. It’s primal (not strictly Paleo because it contains yogurt – I dislike this silly categorization), grain free and gluten free. But it’s not vegetarian or vegan. It does contain some dairy, but it’s the healthy kind with lots of beneficial probiotics.

Let’s jump right in!

A Printable Recipe of the Summery Sweet & Sour Chicken Salad

Summery Sweet & Sour Chicken Salad
Recipe Type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Canarian
Author: Vita
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Serves: 2
A wonderfully refreshing yet satisfying salad recipe for hot summer days. It’s perfect for weight loss, body-building, clear skin and steady energy. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 500g (1/2 lb.) chicken breast (diced in bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup of green peas (frozen, canned or fresh)
  • 3 small or 2 medium apples (peeled, cored and diced in bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup of natural unsweetened yogurt (Greek yogurt is perfect, too)
  • 1 tsp. of tarragon (optional – it also works great with fresh basil)
  • 2 tsp. of goose fat (or butter, coconut oil – whatever you like cooking with)
Instructions
  1. If you’re using frozen green peas, add 1 tsp. of fat to a frying pan and cook for around 5 mins. until warm and slightly crunchy.
  2. Add the other teaspoon of fat to a frying pan and cook the chicken until lightly browned and cooked through.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a bowl, mix, chill for 30 mins, and enjoy!
  4. It’s even better the next day, so if you want the best tasting salad, prepare it the night before or at least a few hours before eating.

I hope you’ll give it a try, and if you do, please let me know! This chicken salad is so good, so simple, so easy, super healthy, and perfect if you’re bodybuilding, trying to lose weight or to achieve steady energy during the day, and even if you’re just trying to keep up with a hyperactive puppy like me! 🙂 This recipe will work very well for both lunch and dinner – it has a lovely balance of protein, fat and carbs.

What’s your favourite summer salad? Let me know in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for something fresh but satisfying!

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Comments

  1. Stephanie Mckenzie says:

    Primal is the word for Paleo with healthy dairy. Mark Sisson from Mark’s Daily Apple, who is a very prominent leader in the Paleo world eats Primal himself. No worries, Paleo is a template for everyone to customize for themselves, since we are all different.

    This recipe looks so tasty, I am going to try replacing yogurt with coconut cream made a little sour with lemon juice ( I don’t handle dairy well unfortunately ) or just find me some coconut milk yogurt at the store.

    Thanks so much for the recipe!!
    Steph

    • Hi Stephanie, I know my diet is technically Primal, but I don’t like that categorization. At the end of the day, Primal and Paleo both mean the same thing anyway.I agree with you that Paleo is just a perfect template that we’re all supposed to customize to fit our bodies and our needs: some might want to include raw dairy, others – occasional legumes or lentils. It’s still the same framework though, isn’t it? Coconut cream with lemon juice should work just as well, I think. It might even become more tasty. Please let me know how it turns out! And thanks so much for subscribing. xx

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