Spinach Salad w/ Grilled Chicken, Onions, and Garbanzo Beans

High Protein Recipes Salads

Its been a while since my last shopping trip which means that I had to get a little bit creative in the kitchen. I wanted something that felt healthy with vegetables and protein. I did a little pantry search search and came up with this really tasty salad. It features grilled chicken, chick peas, and a sauteed onion. What I love about this salad is that it packs in the protein, has a healthy dose of fiber and is uber filling.

Spinach Salad w/ Grilled Chicken, Onions, and Garbanzo Beans           Serves 4    Per Serving: Calories 340   Carbs 23    Fat 14    Protein 34    Fiber 7

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups Spinach
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Step 1: Begin heating pan on stovetop at medium-high heat. While stove is heating, chop onions.

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Step 2: Add 1 TBSP olive oil to pan + 1/2 TBSP white balsamic vinegar + 1/2 red pepper flakes. Allow to sizzle for a minute to blend flavors. Then add onions and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.

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Step 3: While onions are cooking put your chicken on the grill. I sprinkled mine with a bit of salt and some extra red pepper flakes.

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Step 4: Drain and rinse your can of garbanzo beans and add to the onions. Keep them on the stove for another 5 min or so to warm through.

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Step 5: Divide rinsed spinach between 4 plates.  Top each plate with 1/4 of the grilled chicken, 1/4 of the onion & garbanzo bean mixture, and 2 TBSP of shredded parmesan. For a dressing I mixed up 1 Tbsp of olive oil + 1/2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar + 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Drizzle evenly over the salads.

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Enjoy!

Until next time!

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