Healthy Recipes Salad

Copycat restaurant recipe – Houston’s Grilled Chicken Salad [make meal prep your bitch]

houston's grilled chicken salad recipe

If you’re on a health kick but don’t want to lost the flavor, this grilled chicken recipe is what you need to make.

If you’re on a health kick but don’t want to lost the flavor, this grilled chicken recipe is what you need to make.

This is such a unique salad with an incredible mix of flavors. If you are not already a salad-lover, then you will be soon after
trying this grilled chicken salad. I love that you can change this up as well. Lost the carbs by omitting the tortilla strips.

Recipe courtesy of

Basic ingredients for this easy grilled chicken recipe are right here:

1 bag mixed salad greens
1 large carrot, julienne cut
2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
thin tortilla strips

So if you don’t want to grill the chicken breast (who has time for that?) there are a couple alternatives. You could just make them in your instant pot. I use my Instant Pot to cook about three meals a week. I find making chicken is great meal prep. Just throw it in the pot with some soy sauce and you’ve got a great flavorful chicken. Or you could be really lazy and just buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store too. No shame in that!

Lime dressing for the grilled chicken salad :

My recommendation is to make this ahead of time or make a big batch of this dressing for the grilled chicken salad. It is the most time consuming part, so make it on a day you are off and you can put this salad together for a quick lunch two or three days a week. I am all about meal prep to make me eat healthier. When it gets more complicated or time consuming for me to prepare a meal, that’s when I start to eat less healthy.

1/2 cup lime juice
7 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons honey mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

How to make the Peanut sauce for this healthy grilled chicken recipe :

4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons hot water
4 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon ground ginger

In a small bowl, combine the lime dressing ingredients and mix well. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, carrots, sliced chicken and tortilla strips. Pour the lime dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Transfer the salad to 4 salad plates. In another bowl, combine the ingredients for the peanut sauce and mix well. Drizzle each salad with the peanut sauce and serve.

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Malika Bowling

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