Chicken salad just don’t get any better than this one! This delicious Mediterranean salad is loaded with the most amazing ingredients: marinated and grilled chicken breast; antipasti olives and peppers; tomatoes; kale; and let’s not forget the avocado! This easy salad is dressed with a homemade dressing, too! I love to serve this salad with a side of toasted baguette, too. I can go on and on about how much I love this recipe but you need to try it for yourself!
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Preparing the Grilled Chicken
This delicious Mediterranean salad is topped with juicy and flavorful grilled chicken! It’s super easy to make, too! I recommend marinating the chicken breast for at least 30 minutes for the best flavor. If you have time, marinate the chicken the night before for best results! I season the chicken with tons of aromatic herbs and spices: salt, pepper, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme and paprika! I also add lemon juice for some acidity and butter for extra fat and moisture.
Once the chicken is marinated, it’s time to hit the grill! Preheat your outdoor grill to 450 to 500F. Grill the chicken on both sides for about 5 to 6 minutes per side on direct heat. Once the chicken is nicely charred, move it to indirect heat, such as the top grill rack, and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 165F. Don’t forget to let the chicken rest before slicing and enjoying!
Assembling the Salad
Any Mediterranean salad is full of marinated veggies and this chicken salad is no exception! I love to layer all the salad ingredients over a bed of kale, spinach or even spring greens mix. You can assemble the salad as one large salad or prepare it on individual plates. Spread an even layer of greens and then top with the peppers, avocado, tomatoes, capers and shallots. I like to add an antipasti mix that contains olives, mushrooms, carrots, peppers and even cheese!
Looking for more delicious recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
- Mediterranean Pasta Salad – zesty salad with arugula, feta cheese and juicy pork!
- Grilled Chimichurri Drumsticks – this easy chicken recipe is perfect for summer grilling!
- Spinach Chicken Salad – with juicy chicken breast, blue cheese and pears!
- The Best BLT Salad – amazing salad recipe with bacon, cheese and avocado!
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