Grilled Chicken Salad: A Lean, Flavorful Delight


Indulge in a healthy and delicious feast with this Grilled Chicken Salad. Combining succulent, perfectly grilled chicken breasts with a medley of fresh greens, crisp vegetables, and a light, tangy dressing, this salad is not just a meal, it's a refreshing experience. It's ideal for a nutritious lunch, dinner, or even as a wholesome meal prep option.

Grilled Chicken Salad: A Lean, Flavorful Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time if applicable)
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-35 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 2 cups


  • 2 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for grilling
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) mixed salad greens
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) balsamic vinegar
  • 60 ml (4 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method of Preparation

  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat, brushing with olive oil, until cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F or 74°C), about 5-7 minutes per side. Let them rest for a few minutes, then slice.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, cucumber, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and red onion.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, and honey to make the dressing.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • Divide the salad among plates, top with grilled chicken and crumbled feta cheese.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinate the chicken in your favorite marinade for added flavor.
  • Grill extra chicken for easy meal prep throughout the week.
  • Add nuts or seeds for a crunchy texture.


  • Can I use a different type of protein? Absolutely, grilled shrimp, tofu, or steak are great alternatives.
  • How can I store the leftover salad? Store the salad and chicken separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Can I add other vegetables to the salad? Feel free to include any of your favorite salad ingredients like avocado, carrots, or olives.