Made with fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice, this tangy, juicy salad is a great quick Paleo lunch idea! It’s ideal for making ahead to keep in the refrigerator during a busy week. Spicy grilled chicken breast adds a delicious source of protein, while chopped herbs make this incredibly fragrant and the tomatoes and roasted pepper give this a bright pop of colour, that’s fantastic for sharing at a weekend barbecue, or simply a leisurely lunch with friends. Marinate the chicken for as long as you can for a really juicy, flavour-packed result.
Here’s all you need for quick, easy and delicious Paleo chicken recipes
- 4 chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 10 – 15 cherry tomatoes (chopped in half)
- 2 red peppers
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (or 2 tsp dried basil)
- 1 cup fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 2 tsp dried oregano)
- 1 whole romaine lettuce, roughly shredded
- 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- First create the marinade. Divide the herbs in half, as you will need half to create the dressing later.
- In a large bowl, mix 2 tablespoon of olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes and half of the fresh or dried herbs. Combine the mixture well.
- Add the chicken breasts and coat them well with the mixture. Cover and leave the meat in the refrigerator, for as long as possible. Overnight is ideal, but try and marinate for at least 1 hour before cooking.
- While you prepare the rest of the salad, you can grill the chicken. Remove from the marinade and grill on a medium temperature until they are evenly cooked (roughly 15- 20 mins on each side).
- Roast the red peppers, peel and allow to cool.
- Prepare the salad dressing. Mix the remaining herbs, juice of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl.
- Add the cherry tomatoes and lettuce. Once the peppers have cooled, peel, and chop into small pieces. Add them to the salad mix and toss to coat them all evenly.
- Once the chicken is cooked, allow it to sit for a while and cool. After cooling, chop it coarsely into chunks, and toss with the salad mix.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
- If you can, why not marinate the chicken overnight - it will be super tangy and fresh!
If you’re not able to use fresh herbs, dry herbs can be used as an alternative but for a true Paleo lunch, go hunt and gather some fresh ones!!
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