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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Ready to serve in 30 minutes, this Mediterranean chicken salad is bursting with fresh and vibrant flavors. It's hearty, healthy and delicious!
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 470kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

For the chicken and dressing:

  • ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon plus two teaspoons red wine vinegar divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoons dried oregano divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ small shallot minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced

To assemble:

  • 3-4 cups Romaine lettuce chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 3-4 Persian cucumbers diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes seeded and diced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill

Instructions

  • Make the chicken marinade. In a medium bowl, mix ¼ cup olive oil, garlic, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, dill, salt and black pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let sit for 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, make the salad dressing. Mix shallot, Dijon, remaining 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, remaining 1 teaspoon dried oregano, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stream in remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil while whisking until emulsified.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, letting excess drip off. Cook chicken until lightly charred and the thickest part reaches 165°F internal temperature, 5-6 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Place chicken over greens with feta, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives and dill. Toss with dressing and serve immediately.

Notes

Make ahead: The grilled chicken will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days. Don't dress the salad until you are ready to serve.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use and it does not include the pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3708IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 3mg