Grilled Chicken Salad- Healthy Carb recipe

It's a hot spring day, perfect weather for a chicken salad. This is an easy, healthy, low-carb salad recipe. Chicken is high in protein and low-fat. Boneless chicken breasts fit into almost any meal plan. Buy the large frozen packaged ones, they are usually the best buy. Adding vinegar to this recipe makes your total glycemic index even lower.


• 1/2 Cup red wine vinegar
• 4 Garlic cloves, minced
• 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 Tablespoon finely chopped red onion
• 1 Tablespoon finely chopped celery
• Cracked black pepper, to taste

• 4 - 4 oz.chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
• 2 Garlic cloves
• 8 Cups leaf lettuce, washed and dried
• 16 Large black olives
• 2 Navel oranges, peeled and sliced


in a small bowl combine the vinegar, garlic, olive oil, onion, celery and pepper. Stir to mix evenly. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

Rub the chicken breasts with garlic, then discard the cloves. Grill or broil the chicken until browned and just cooked through, about 5 minutes each side. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing into strips.

Arrange 2 cups lettuce, 4 olives and 1/4 of the sliced oranges onto 4 plates. Top with 1/4 of the chicken strips and drizzle with dressing.