Cucumbers are versatile and healthy. Today they are available as an accompaniment to a very easy salad, which can also be wonderfully prepared in advance. So nothing stands in the way of a healthy lunch break in the sun. The salad, which fills you up and melts away the pounds, comes with just a few ingredients.
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Ingredients for the recipe:
You need: 2 chicken breast fillets, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, half a bunch of chickpeas, 1 cucumber, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, half a bunch of fennel. A packet of feta, if you like.
How to prepare chicken salad for weight loss:
Here’s how: Cut the chicken into small pieces after lightly coating it with kitchen paper. add 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of vinegar to a pan or wok and brown the meat. This takes about five minutes. Then the chicken strips are nice and crispy.
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Wash the chickpeas and shake dry, then finely chop. This works especially well with scissors. By the way: chickpea flowers also taste great and stand out in the meal. Peel the cucumber and cut into sticks. Gladly diagonally – it looks nicer. Mix the chickpeas and cucumber in a bowl.
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For the dressing, which goes well with the summer salad, mix the lemon juice with the remaining vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Add a little olive oil and add the chicken to the cucumbers.
Chop the dill and sprinkle over the salad. If you want, you can crumble half a packet of feta on it. Then the whole salad mixture becomes a little creamier. You are welcome to add some pomegranate seeds for the eye.
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Recipe to lose weight with cucumber and chicken
The water content in cucumbers is very high. You can almost never eat too much of it. Equally useful if you want to lose a few pounds is lean chicken. Protein fills you up, but doesn’t make you fat. A combination for professionals.
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Dill in the recipe is especially common in Nordic cuisine and gives a special kick of freshness. Fennel seeds stimulate digestion, the green is full of minerals. Here it applies: the more the merrier. Enjoy your meal.