easy salad recipe - garlic chicken salad with Mediterranean salad dressing and peppers

Garlic Chicken Salad (video)

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An aromatic and flavorful garlic chicken salad like no other! This Mediterranean salad recipe will blow your taste buds away! It’s made over a bed of romaine lettuce, extra juicy and flavorful chicken breast, creamy Cesar salad dressing and ALL the veggies your heart desires! I use veggies like avocado, peppers and tomatoes but feel free to add your favorites, too! Enjoy this easy salad recipe with a side of baguette.

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Easy Chicken Recipe

This garlic chicken salad starts with incredibly delicious, JUICY and aromatic chicken breast. This type of chicken is really easy to overcook but with this recipe, you’ll get amazing results every time. My secret? Cooking the chicken with a bit of acid (white wine) and extra fat (butter). The butter and wine help keep the chicken moist and add so much incredible flavor.

I also add some capers for even more flavor! Always cook your chicken to an internal temperature of 165F. Chicken breast in particular can take a little longer to cook so closing your pan with a lid can help speed up the process. You can also finish the chicken in the oven. Just preheat the oven to 400F and transfer the chicken into the oven to finish for about 12 to 15 minutes, basting and turning the chicken half way through.

Mediterranean chicken salad with sliced garlic chicken and avocado

Making a Mediterranean Salad

When I hear ‘Mediterranean’, I always think of refreshing and zesty flavors! And this easy chicken salad recipe has loads of those flavors! I start this salad with a simple base of Romaine lettuce. You can use your favorite variety, too such as butter lettuce, iceberg lettuce and even baby lettuce mix.

Next, slice and dice those toppings! I’m using crispy bell peppers, zesty pepperoncini peppers, tomatoes, corn and capers. Here are a few other additions you can include: sun-dried tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, olives, pickled onions. Feel free to use your favorite salad toppings! Dress this salad with your favorite zesty dressing – I used creamy Cesar salad dressing in my video recipe.

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