Simply Delicious Chicken Salad Recipe

Total Servings: 4

Total Cost for All Ingredients: $19.50

Cost Per Serving: $4.88

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Ingredients & Costs*

1 lb thin sliced chicken breast ($5.11)
20 oz grape tomatoes ($4.46)
2 cucumbers ($1.28)
6 oz butter lettuce ($2.73)
Triple cheddar shredded cheese ($8 oz)
6 oz chicken broth ($1.37)
8 oz ranch dressing ($2.58)

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*Food costs may vary and can change over time. The prices listed were the current prices of these ingredients when this recipe was made for this post. Almost all our ingredients are purchased from Walmart as we live in a small town without any other options. If you notice a significant price difference, please let us know at hello@freshgains.com we can update this post.

FAQs About This Recipe

Should I season the chicken?

In my opinion, seasoning the chicken isn’t necessary if you enjoy the natural flavors of these ingredients (which, in my opinion, go perfectly together) topped with ranch. However, if can definitely season the chicken before cooking it. Salt and pepper or a blackened chicken seasoning would be good choices. You could also use the juice of a lemon to add a bit more flavor to the chicken.

How should I store this recipe?

We use 3.4 cup glass meal prep containers for this recipe. The ingredients should fill up four containers with just enough space for a 2 oz cup of dressing.  If you prefer more dressing, you should be able to put 4 oz containers of dressing in the meal prep containers, but I recommend placing the dressing inside the container first before adding the salad. Walmart sells plastic 2 oz and 4 oz containers near the plastic cups, which I’ve found to be very convenient.

Tips From the Kitchen

Buy more ranch: 2 oz of ranch isn’t much – just enough to give it a bit of extra flavor. If you really like ranch, I’d plan on buying at least a 16 oz bottle for this recipe. 

Use olive oil instead of chicken broth: If you cook the chicken in broth, it will be softer than if you were to cook it in olive oil. If you’re looking for a crispier chicken, then you’ll want to use olive oil. Just drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil onto a pan over medium heat, then add the chicken. Remember to cook both sides evenly and remove when browned and fully cooked.

Simply Delicious Chicken Salad Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal

Equipment

  • 4 Ello 3.4 Cup Meal Prep Containers
  • 1 Medium 4+ Quart Cooker Pan with Lid

Ingredients
  

  • 1.01 lb thin sliced chicken breast sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 20 oz grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 cucumbers sliced
  • 6 oz butter lettuce
  • 8 oz triple cheddar shredded cheese
  • 6 oz chicken broth
  • 8 oz ranch dressing

Instructions
 

  • Cut chicken breast into 1-inch pieces, halve the grape tomatoes and slice the cucumbers.
  • In a medium skillet with a lid over medium heat add the chicken broth.
  • When the broth heats, add the chicken. Cook for 4 sides on each side or until fully cooked.
  • Turn off heat and allow the chicken to cool.
  • Line meal prep containers with lettuce, then add equal amounts of the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 681mgPotassium: 685mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2.72IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
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