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Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad that is full of Mediterranean flavours with a dressing that doubles as a marinade!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Chicken Salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

Marinade/Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon (1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cracked pepper , to taste
  • 1 pound (500 g) skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets (or chicken breasts)

Salad:

  • 4 cups Romaine (or Cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 large cucumber diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives (or black olives), sliced (optional)
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Instructions

  • Whisk together all of the marinade/dressing ingredients in a large jug. Pour out half of the marinade into a large, shallow dish. Refrigerate the remaining marinade to use as the dressing later.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade in the bowl; marinade chicken for 15-30 minutes (or up to two hours in the refrigerator if time allows). While waiting for the chicken, prepare all of the salad ingredients and mix in a large salad bowl.
  • Once chicken is ready, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a grill pan or a grill plate over medium-high heat. Grill chicken on both sides until browned and completely cooked through.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes; slice and arrange over salad. Drizzle salad with the remaining UNTOUCHED dressing. Serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

Add 1/2 cup crumbled feta to give the salad an even better flavour!

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4745IU | Vitamin C: 18.4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.8mg