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Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

If you are looking for a way to take a plain salad to the next level then this Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad is a must try.

Whether you are following a diet that is restricted like SCD or just live a healthy lifestyle, salad can get pretty boring after eating it daily.

When I was seventeen, I was a vegetarian for about a year and salad was a staple in my diet.

After a traumatic breakup with my boyfriend at the time, I headed to Arby’s and loaded up on enough roast beef sandwiches to erase any progress I had made in the past year.

Once the initial self-hatred wore off and we got back together, I got back to eating a normal diet but I couldn’t stand eating salad for many years after that. 

After we got married and had our daughter, I loved salad all over again.

My favorite at the time was from Lonestar Steakhouse, they had an awesome dressing that I still daydream about.

All was good in life, I had the guy I had always wanted, the awesome kid that makes me insanely proud daily, and I was really loading up on those salads.

That was until I had some medical issues a couple of years back that prevented me from eating it anymore.

I was told that I may never be able to eat salad again!

You may be wondering what medical condition would make you not be able to eat salad?

Well, you can find out more about that here.

Trust me it is a real thing and it’s scary as hell. 

The idea that salad could actually kill you is pretty crazy and it sounds more like an excuse from a kid who is a picky eater than reality, but it was mine, for way too long!

But, after that 2-year hiatus from eating salad, I am back at it. 

Now that I am able to eat salad again, I have been trying out new ways to enjoy it.

So far, my favorite is this Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad.

Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

This recipe is perfect for a quick lunch with little prep work and can be made in under 15 minutes.

After trimming the fat and cleaning the meat, you are ready to prepare this Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad. 

The first step is to fry a boneless skinless chicken breast in a pan lightly coated with olive oil.

Press down on the meat as it cooks and be sure to brown both sides as well as check the middle to ensure it is thoroughly cooked.

Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

The length of cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chicken breast, it could take anywhere from 4 minutes to 10 minutes for each side.

A guide to follow when making this Easy Chicken Breast Recipe is when the outside is browned and crisp, you should cut into the chicken to find a white, juicy center.

At this point, you will add the seasoning and give the chicken one last press against the pan with your spatula and let cook for another minute before topping your salad.

Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

Sprinkle some cheese on top or add your dressing at this point and enjoy this Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad.

Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad


  • 1 4-6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • Sprinkle of Salt
  • Dash of Paprika


  1. Trim the fat off of each chicken breast and rinse it thoroughly.
  2. Add the olive oil to a frying pan and cook on medium to high heat.
  3. Press firmly with spatula to ensure good contact with the entire chicken breast.
  4. Cook each side evenly and add seasoning for the last minute of cooking.
  5. Depending on the thickness of your chicken breast, cooking time will vary.
  6. Check that the inside of the chicken breast is bright white before serving.

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Ann Snook-Moreau

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

I was too much of a picky eater to ever be a vegetarian haha. But now that I've forced myself to try (and like) more plant-based foods, I eat meatless meals a lot. That being said, chicken always makes salads better and this one has garlic, one of my favorite things!


Thursday 22nd of February 2018

You made a chicken breast look really yummy. I'd have to try it. I find it funny that you went to eat a roast beef after the break up though. I wonder what I would have eaten, maybe dessert or let's make it a buffet. Haha. Glad you guys ended up getting back together. Cute story for sure. Now, let's eat the chicken salad!

Censie Sawyer

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

YUM! My husband has been taking salads for lunch every day but he is trying to get creative with hsi recipes. I am going to show him this. We could totally make this recipe on Sunday for meal prep.

Joely Smith

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

I was a vegetarian for seven years. I was also never healthier! I go back and forth with my pure times of not eating meat to total carnage lol. This looks perfect for a light Spring lunch!

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