Grilled Chicken with Irish Pub Salad

Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Style: Other
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 6 Ounce chicken breast
  • 1 Cup shredded bibb lettuce
  • 1/3 Cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 Each celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/6 Cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 1/3 Each mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/8 Each cucumber, chopped
  • 1/12 Cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 2/3 Each cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 Each hard-boiled egg, diced
  • 1/9 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoon heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Teaspoon water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • 1/48 Teaspoon dried tarragon (a pinch)
  • 1/24 Teaspoon salt (a pinch)
  • 1/48 Teaspoon black pepper (a pinch)
  • 1 Ounce crumbled blue cheese


  1. Season the chicken breast with salt and freshly ground pepper; grill 5-7 minutes per side until juices run clear and it is no longer pink in the center.    
  2. While chicken is cooking; in a large bowl, toss together lettuce, cabbage, chopped celery, cauliflower, sliced mushrooms, chopped cucumber, chopped zucchini, chopped tomatoes and diced eggs.   Set aside. 
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, heavy cream, water, rosemary, tarragon, salt and pepper whisk until well blended, then stir in blue cheese.  
  4. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.  Cut the chicken into strips and place on top of the salad.  Serve immediately. 

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.