Italian Chicken Salad
This salad has a beautiful mouthfeel.
It is hard to believe that each tasty morsel makes your gut healthier and happier.
As you eat, your mind will benefit from the serotonin released in your gut from the tryptophan-rich chicken.
Keeping tryptophan topped up and inflammation down is essential for mental health and inducing calm in your body.
The addition of antioxidant-rich basil will add its distinct wonderful taste, protect tissues, and aid digestive assistance.
The constituent – Eugenol in basil- also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the joints.
Enjoy each and every forkful, slowly…mindfully.
- 2 gem lettuce hearts
- 2 cups or 300g of cherry tomatoes
- 2 skinless cooked chicken breasts/legs
- 30g or 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
- Juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 tbsp of mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper
To prepare the chicken, shred it and place it in a bowl.
Add the mayonnaise, a squeeze the juice of half a lemon, add the chopped basil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
Cut or shred the salad by hand in your salad bowl. Add the cherry tomatoes cut in half.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon all over, add the olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
Add the chicken on top and your salad is ready to be enjoyed!
This dish can be prepared in advance. It keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days without the dressing mixed in.