Keto chicken salad with a creamy chimichurri dressing

Keto chicken salad with a creamy chimichurri dressing

This keto meal is simple to make, healthy, and bursting with color and flavor. Originating in South America, chimichurri is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and red wine vinegar. A real treat if you've never tried it! Either sauté or grill the chicken thighs, chef's choice!

Keto chicken salad with a creamy chimichurri dressing

This keto meal is simple to make, healthy, and bursting with color and flavor. Originating in South America, chimichurri is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and red wine vinegar. A real treat if you've never tried it! Either sauté or grill the chicken thighs, chef's choice!
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

Chimichurri dressing
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ tbsp ¼ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup (¼ oz.) 120 ml (8 g) fresh parsley or fresh cilantro
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp red chili pepper, choppedred chili peppers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
Chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 lb 450 g boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and ground black pepper
Serving
  • 2 cups (4 oz.) 475 ml (110 g) leafy greens
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocado, slicedavocados, sliced
  • ¼ (1 oz.) ¼ (28 g) red onion, slicedred onions, sliced
  • 1 1 lemon, cut into wedgeslemons, cut into wedges (optional)
  • ½ ½ red chili pepper, slicedred chili peppers, sliced (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chimichurri dressing to a food processor or a blender. Mix until smooth. Add some water if you prefer a runnier consistency. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet with olive oil. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Add them to the hot pan and fry on both sides until completely cooked. It will take about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the meat.
  3. While the chicken is frying, prepare the vegetables and arrange them on individual plates or a big serving platter. Place the chicken on top and serve with the dressing, a couple of lemon wedges, and chili if you like to add a bit more heat to the dish.

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3 comments

  1. Andrea
    Great salad! Super filling. The kids felt the garlic was too strong in the salad dressing, so recommend decreasing if you have littles.
  2. Mary Wood
    Really enjoyed this recipe. Making it again today.
  3. Leanne
    Yummmmm! This was delicious :)

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