This Mediterranean-style Chicken Salad recipe is so wholesome and delicious. A simple salad bowl loaded with fresh veggies and topped with tender and juicy grilled chicken.

top view salad in a bowl

Healthy meals don’t have to be bland and boring. When we think of healthy meals we envision boring and tasteless meals that just aren’t satisfying. Do you agree? This is where our healthy recipes come in. You will love this wholesome Mediterranean Chicken salad recipe that’s loaded with fresh veggies that are nutritious and heart-healthy. This easy chicken salad is tossed in with a homemade lemon dressing and topped with juicy and tender chicken. A healthy low-carb meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner any day of the week!

Why you will love this chicken salad recipe

  • Simple and easy: This Mediterranean-style chicken salad is so simple and easy to make. Prep and cut up the veggies, make the dressing, cooked the chicken, and then assemble.
  • Healthy: Salads are everyone’s healthy go-to meal. The dressing used on this salad is just perfectly healthy to match the remaining ingredients used in this salad.
  • Nutritious: Loaded with lean protein and heart-healthy veggies to supply your body with the nutrition it needs.
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Ingredients you will need

Here are a list of ingredients you will need to make this healthy chicken salad. Be sure to go further down below for the full measurements.

For the dressing:

olive oil or avocado oil
lemon
fresh parsley
Italian herbs
garlic cloves
salt and pepper
boneless chicken breast
romaine lettuce
English cucumber
garden tomatoes
red onion
avocado
kalamata olives

ingredients to make chicken salad

How to make this grilled Mediterranean Chicken Salad

  • Make the dressing: add all dressing ingredients to a jar, put the lid on and shake vigorously to combine.
  • Prepare and marinate the chicken: Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour in half of the dressing. Mix through the bag to coat the chicken and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Keep the remaining half to use over the salad; make sure it doesn’t touch the raw meat.
  • Prepare the salad: Meanwhile, prepare all the salad ingredients.
  • Cook the chicken: Preheat a grill pan or your outside grill on medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165F. Once the chicken is done, allow it to sit for a bit, then chop it.
grilled chicken breast on a pan
  • Assemble chicken and serve: Finally, to a large salad bowl add all the salad ingredients, and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Toss with tongs to combine the salad. Serve and enjoy!
chopped veggies for the chicken salad
close up chicken salad in a bowl

Recipe notes and tips

  • Use only fresh vegetables to make this grilled chicken salad
  • You may use any other cucumber
  • We prefer that you use kalamata olives for the best possible flavor
  • Instead of chicken breast, you can use boneless chicken thighs
  • Use avocado or olive oil
  • Romaine lettuce is preferred but you may use any of your favorite greens
  • If you plan on making this ahead, prep and cut the veggies and set them aside. Do not mix the salad with the dressing. Mix and store the dressing separately and only use it when ready to serve.
  • Be sure to use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.
close up chicken salad in a bowl

frequently asked questions

Is grilled chicken salad good for you?

This grilled chicken salad is as healthy as it can get and good for you too! It is loaded with nutrients from the veggies and packed with lean protein from the grilled chicken breasts. A well balanced meal and healthy and nutritious.

How to store chicken salad?

It is best to store this Mediterranean chicken salad in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Try not to mix the vegetables with the dressing and store the dressing in a separate container.

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Easy and simpel salad laoded with fresh veggies and topped with tender and juicy grilled chicken breast. Then tossed in a tangy citrus salad dressing.

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Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Diet: Low Fat

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 409kcal

Instructions

  • Add all dressing ingredients to a jar, put the lid on and shake vigorously to combine.

  • Place the chicken in a ziploc bag and pour in half of the dressing. Mix through the bag to coat the chicken and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes.

  • Keep the remaining half to use over the salad; make sure it doesn’t touch the raw meat.

  • Meanwhile, prepare all the salad ingredients.

  • Preheat a grill pan or your outside grill on medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

  • Once the chicken is done, allow it to sit for a bit, then chop it.

  • To a large salad bowl add all the salad ingredients, and drizzle with the remaining dressing.

  • Toss with tongs to combine the salad. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use only fresh vegetables to make this Mediterranean chicken salad
  • You may use any other cucumber
  • We prefer that you use kalamata olives for the best possible flavor
  • Instead of chicken breast, you can use boneless chicken thighs
  • Use avocado or olive oil
  • Romaine lettuce is preferred but you may use any of your favorite greens
  • If you plan on making this ahead, prep and cut the veggies and set aside. Do not mix the salad with the dressing. Mix and store the dressing separately.
  • Be sure to use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 1270mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5465IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg