Southeast Asian chicken salad with sesame-lime dressing
Paleo, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Diabetes-Friendly, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free
Allspice-scented lean chicken stars in this fast paleo salad, inspired by the vibrant flavors of the herb-packed Thai meat salad known as larb.
In your bag
- Chicken options:
- 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 ounces dried apricots
- 2 organic limes
- 1 organic cucumber
- ¼ cup roasted cashews
- 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 6 ounces organic baby kale or other leafy greens
Make It Leaner
Cook the chicken in a stovetop grill pan or nonstick frying pan and skip the oil to save about 60 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving. Use just half the cashews to cut an additional 50 calories and 4 grams of fat from each portion. Enjoy the remaining cashews with some fruit as a snack.
Despite the name, allspice is not a mixture of spices but is the dried berry of the Pimenta dioica tree, native to Jamaica and Central America. It tastes like a mild blend of clove and nutmeg, a flavor you might recognize from jerk seasoning.
Calories: 450, Protein: 37g (74% DV), Fiber: 8g (32% DV), Total Fat: 28g (43% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% DV), Cholesterol: 115mg (38% DV), Sodium: 160mg (7% DV), Carbohydrates: 38g (13% DV), Total Sugars: 16g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts (cashew)
Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.