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Simple Make Ahead Chicken Skewers over Greens Salad


The fourth of July is over. That means getting back to business. Those delicious barbeques, unfortunately, need to come to a halt and we’ve got to get back on track regarding our eating habits. Detoxing and enjoying well-rounded, nutritious meals is imporant now, especially during the active summer months.

But that doesn’t mean our food has to be boring and unflavorful. We can make delicious recipes that are healthy, nutritious, and perfectly spiced. Also, eating skewered chicken is a funner and less casual way to enjoy a meal, especially for kids.

These make-ahead chicken skewers are the perfect example of a nutritious meal, and here’s why I love this dish so much!

  • It’s healthy.
  • It’s flavorful!
  • It’s a  great source of protein.
  • It can be paired with many different dishes for added nutrition. I like to serve it over a bed of mixed greens.
  • You can get most of the work done before you’re ready to put it all together.
  • It’s a wonderful dish to make if you’re short on time.
  • Kids and adults both enjoy this dish equally.

So let’s talk about the ingredients’ healthy part:

What do I need to make this recipe?

Chicken breast is a lean source of protein. Protein helps you stay satisfied and chicken breast is a good option if you’re watching calories.

Asparagus adds lots of potassium. It also helps control heart rate and blood pressure levels.

Mixed greens are a great source of fiber which is an important part of a healthy diet.

Pecans boost brain health and can also aid in preventing breast cancer.

Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fat.

Strawberries provide your body with vitamin C.

This recipe really kills two birds with one stone. It’s flavorful and delicious. But it’s also healthy!

Along with those ingredients, you will need:

  • tomato paste
  • garlic
  • mayonnaise
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
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A Chicken Cobb Salad with Dairy-Free Ranch pairs the nutrients from so many fresh ingredients all together.

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Simple Make Ahead Chicken Skewers over Greens Salad

A salad like this chicken skewer with strawberries and greens. you can make prep ahead of time and enjoy after a long day.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 490kcal



  • 1 chicken breast, boneless & skinless, cut into strips
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • tsp salt
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 2 stalks asparagus, chopped
  • 5 strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup mixed greens
  • ¼ cup pecans


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • In a small bowl combine tomato paste, mayonnaise, salt, ground pepper, and garlic clove.
    1 Tbsp tomato paste, 1 Tbsp mayonnaise, ⅛ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp ground black pepper, 1 clove garlic,
  • Cut chicken breast into strips. (As many as you like).
    1 chicken breast,
  • Mix marinade and chicken strips together. Let stand until ready to cook.
  • In a skillet heat up extra virgin olive oil. (If you want, you can put the marinated chicken on skewers. If you don't have skewers, that’s fine.) Cook chicken on all sides for 4 minutes. If your strips are thin you may only need 2-3 minutes.
    2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the Salad:

  • In a salad bowl, combine avocado, asparagus, sliced strawberries, mixed greens, and pecans. Cover and refrigerate until chicken is ready.
    ½ avocado,, 2 stalks asparagus,, 5 strawberries,, ½ cup mixed greens, ¼ cup pecans
  • Add chicken to chopped vegetables and enjoy!


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 898mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
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