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Quick and Easy Romesco Chicken Salad

This romesco chicken salad is perfect for keeping in the fridge for macro friendly snacking, and having on hand for lunches!
Course Low Carb, Lunch, Salad, Snack
Cuisine American, California Fresh
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 173 kcal


  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken breast or other cooked chicken (300 g)
  • 2 cups cucumber chopped (240 g)
  • 1 ½ cup celery chopped (150 g)
  • ½ cup jarred pepperoncinis 60 g
  • ¼ cup green onion chopped (35 g) (or sub red onion)
  • ½ cup red, yellow, or orange bell pepper diced (60 g)
  • ¼ cup romesco sauce* 60 g
  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt 60 g
  • ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese 60 g
  • 1 Tbsp juice from the pepperoncini jar 15 g
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Chop and prep your veggies, toss everything into a large bowl, and give it a good mix! It's that easy.


For the Chicken: If you’re using some yummy seasoned grilled chicken etc, chop it up and throw it in your bowl and call it good! But if I’m using the pre-packaged rotisserie chicken breast from Costco (which I would never want to eat plain), I like to shred and chop a bit, removing any gross parts. Then I heat a pan super hot, season the chicken with a GOOD pinch of kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and throw it in the pan undisturbed for just a minute. Toss and leave for about 30 more seconds and remove from heat. You don’t want it tasting like re-cooked poultry! You just kind of want to bring it to life with flavor and improved texture. If you do this, transfer to a plate and pop in the fridge to cool while you prep your veggies.
*For the Romesco: I LOVE this homemade version, and love it  even more because the macros are lower than the store-bought options I’ve found. But if you’re in a pinch, the Trader Joe’s romesco works too!
MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells Romesco Chicken Salad


Serving: 250gFiber: 1.5gCalories: 173kcalFat: 4.8gProtein: 23.3gCarbohydrates: 9.3g
Keywords easy, quick, romesco sauce, rotisserie chicken, salad

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