This healthy keto avocado ranch chicken salad uses poached chicken but is the perfect way to use up leftover chicken, for a delicious lunch that will fill you up without weighing you down. Dairy-free option available too!
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I get a lot of questions from readers and some of the most common ones are “How do I incorporate healthy fats into the keto diet?”, or “How can I get potassium into my diet without eating bananas?”.
Avocados are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
Avocado is a great way to get fat into your keto diet.
In fact, 77% of the calories in it are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods around.
However, they don’t contain just any fat. Their fat is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that is the major component of olive oil.
Oleic acid has been associated with reduced inflammation and also shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.
How can I get potassium into my diet without eating bananas?
Several studies show that having a high potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure.
More health benefits to eating avocados.
- They are full of fiber
- They can lower cholesterol and triglycerides
- Their fat content could help you absorb nutrients from other plant foods
- They are loaded with antioxidants
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE ____
- Boneless skinless chicken breast (or leftover chicken)
- Keto Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Pink sea salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
HOW TO MAKE KETO AVOCADO RANCH CHICKEN SALAD
Place chicken breasts in a shallow pan.
parmesan crisps, or bell pepper wedges.
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Keto Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad
- Place chicken breasts in a shallow pan.
- Pour in enough water to just cover the chicken breasts.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover the pot, allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Turn off heat and allow to rest for 20 minutes (or up to an hour), chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
- Place the cooked chicken breasts into the bowl of a stand mixer with a flat beater attachment. Turn the mixer on at about a 2 speed for 30 seconds to a minute. Make sure to keep an eye on it because it shreds very quickly! Or shred the chicken on a cutting board with two forks, or with meat claws.
- In a medium bowl, combine chicken celery, shallot, avocado, and dressing.
- Season with salt and pepper, toss to combine.
- Serve on toasted keto bread, in a lettuce wrap, or serve on keto crackers, parmesan crisps, or bell pepper wedges.
Sat. Fat (grams)
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it’s not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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