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Chicken And Green Bean Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing

Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is ideal to serve during the warmer months, either as a light dinner or lunch – healthy, low-fat all-in-one-meal ! (You can also toss together all the ingredients if you so prefer).

Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - cool, fresh and light, perfect as a light dinner or lunch - healthy, low-fat all-in-one-meal

Look no further for a delicious, filling Spring meal ! This Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is just perfect for lunch or as a light dinner.

And yes, I agree, it does not look like a salad when served on a plate the way I did. I did however make the salad a couple of times and have also tossed together all the ingredients before serving.

We all agreed that we prefer the more “deconstructed” way better ! The Chicken and Green Bean salad looks more like a traditional home cooked meal, but is so much better during Spring.

Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - cool, fresh and light, perfect as a light dinner or lunch - healthy, low-fat all-in-one-meal

I don’t know about you, but when I hear home cooked dinner, I think of warm vegetables, warm meat and all the rest of it. Not something I really like on a hot Spring or Summer’s day, not for lunch and neither for dinner.

Now I am sure you think, it looks so colorless ? I could have popped in a couple of cherry tomatoes or even a sliced red bell pepper.

But the Green just screams cool, fresh and light. And that was exactly my family’s reaction when I served the Chicken and Green Bean salad the first time round.

Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - cool, fresh and light, perfect as a light dinner or lunch - healthy, low-fat all-in-one-meal

Best of all – this is a healthy, low-fat salad and filled with nutrition. Since I started my diet at the beginning of April, this is one of my favorite meals.

Although, I have to admit, I use less of the amazing Blue Cheese Dressing than I normally would. Not that the dressing is high in fat, but with the specific diet I am on, my dairy portions allowed are mostly used throughout the day.

Fat-free milk with my muesli or All-Bran Flakes, a cup of coffee as well as my afternoon snack, which is normally a three quarter cup fat-free yogurt with Apple cubes.

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Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

5 from 6 votes
Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Chicken and Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is ideal to serve during the warmer months, either as a light dinner or lunch - healthy, low-fat all-in-one-meal ! (You can also toss together all the ingredients if you so prefer).
Course: Light Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Keyword: chicken-salad, healthy, low-fat, salad
Servings: 4 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
CHICKEN:
  • 4 Chicken Fillets
  • 4 t Chicken Spice ( see note below )
  • 1 TB Olive Oil
SALAD:
  • 4 handfuls Lettuce shredded, (I like to use Crisp Lettuce)
  • 500 g Green Beans blanched ( 16 oz )
  • 1/2 English Cucumber sliced
  • 500 g Baby Potatoes cooked, peeled ( 16 oz )
  • extra Chives chopped ( to garnish )
BLUE CHEESE DRESSING:
  • 1 cup Yogurt plain, low-fat
  • 100 g Blue Cheese crumbled ( 3.5 oz )
  • 3 TB Chives chopped
  • Lemon Juice to taste
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • extra Chives to sprinkle over ( optional )
Instructions
CHICKEN:
  1. Cover the Chicken in the Spices - heat the Oil in a skillet - fry 3-4 minutes per side until done - remove and let rest 5 minutes before slicing  ( see note below )

SALAD:
  1. Arrange the Lettuce in the center of a serving plate (either one large or 4 individual) - Place the sliced Chicken on top of the Lettuce - Beans on the one side and Cucumber and Potatoes on the other side ** See note below

BLUE CHEESE DRESSING:
  1. Blitz together the Yogurt, Blue Cheese and Chives in a blender until smooth - season to taste with Lemon juice as well as Salt and Black Pepper

  2. Drizzle over the Salad ingredients and serve sprinkled with extra Chives (optional)

Recipe Notes
  • Serve the Salad whilst the Chicken, Beans and Potatoes are still warm, or serve well chilled - delicious both ways
  • If you do not have Chicken Spice on hand, simply season with Salt and Pepper before cooking
  • I prefer to cook my Chicken using my George Foreman grill - a griddle pan, AirFryer or over the coals are perfect as well
  • The Salad ingredients can also be tossed together and not served side-by-side - your choice

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linda spiker

Monday 14th of May 2018

Lovely meal! Perfect for s Sunday supper!

Liz

Monday 14th of May 2018

This looks perfect for summer! I've been loving green beans lately!

Demeter

Monday 14th of May 2018

Definitely, sometimes a deconstructed dish is the way to go, ;)

fiona

Monday 14th of May 2018

I totally know what you mean about finding the perfect 'home cooked meal' when it starts to get hot out and you don't want to turn on the oven but still want to make a wholesome meal. This looks like the perfect solution!

Amanda

Monday 14th of May 2018

Oh wow, this is a fabulous light summer meal!!

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