Chicken Mozzarella Salad with Fennel & Lemon (Keto)

Many readers are looking for packed lunch options. I apologise I don’t have too many of those: I work from home most days, so I am normally nibbling at the dishes I shoot for clients (or indeed for this blog). But, I have heard you! Here, I have breathed a little life into the standard ‘chicken salad’, making it exciting and packed with interesting flavours. I suggest using up leftover grilled chicken for this recipe (or even store-bought cooked chicken pieces will work great) and have offered a few handy tips on how to take to work and quickly assemble in seconds when lunchtime comes around. Enjoy!

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Carbs 3.5g
(2.5%); Fat 37g (59.9%); Protein 52g (37.7%)
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Chicken Mozzarella Salad with Fennel & Lemon (Keto)
A delicious chicken salad offering interesting flavours from toasted fennel seeds, lemon zest and shredded basil. A perfect packed lunch option for busy days..
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Course Light Meals
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 50 g baby mozzarella balls (also called mozzarella pearls)
  • 50 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 2 large fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon finely grated zest only
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 piece grilled chicken (with skin) shredded or sliced
  • generous handful mixed salad leaves
Course Light Meals
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 50 g baby mozzarella balls (also called mozzarella pearls)
  • 50 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 2 large fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon finely grated zest only
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 piece grilled chicken (with skin) shredded or sliced
  • generous handful mixed salad leaves
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Toast the fennel seeds in a hot, dry pan until fragrant.
  2. Place the mozzarella pearls, halved cherry tomatoes, crushed garlic (use a garlic press), sliced basil leaves, finely grated lemon zest (use a microplane), toasted fennel seeds and olive oil into a bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and mix well.
  3. **At this point, you could store this mixture in a Tupperware and take to work with you so you can quickly assemble the salad at your workplace (with your cooked chicken and leaves in a separate container). I don't advise combining it all beforehand as the dressing will make your salad leaves soggy by lunchtime **
  4. When lunchtime comes around, simply combine the marinated mixture with the cooked chicken pieces and salad leaves. Use up all the drizzle to coat the salad leaves. Yum!
  5. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest). There is also a comment facility, so do let me know how you get on...
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Chicken Mozzarella Salad with Fennel & Lemon (Keto)
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Macro Details per serving
2.5%              Carbs
37.7%            Protein
59.9%            Fat

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         554Kcal / 2318kJ
Fat                                 37g
 of which saturates         10g
Carbohydrates               3.5g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
 of which sugars             2.8g
Fibre                               2.1g
Protein                            52g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 3.5g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Allergens
Milk




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Disclaimer: The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are meticulously calculated using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data. The author is not a medical professional and this website has been designed only to provide you with recipes to suit the keto lifestyle you have chosen and discussed with your GP. The macros calculations are provided as a courtesy to you based on Monya’s weighing of ingredients when creating the dishes. If Erythritol (a sugar polyol) has been used in any of the recipes, it has already been manually excluded from the final carbohydrate count for you.


 

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