Mediterranean grilled chicken salad (Recipe)
May 26, 2022
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad (Recipe)
4 large chicken breasts
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tsp EACH: black pepper, garlic powder, paprika dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme
2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
8 to 10 cups organic baby kale or spinach
1 small red bell pepper, sliced
1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced
2 avocados, sliced
2 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced
2 cups antipasti combination salad: garlic olives, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamat olives, yellow banana peppers
4 tablespoons capers
2 large shallots, sliced
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
Prepare the chicken to be marinated first. Place the chicken breasts into a large bowl and pour over the melted butter and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, dried basil, dried oregano and dried thyme. Rub the seasonings into the chicken and let it stand in the refrigerator for 30 minutes while preparing the salad ingredients:
This salad can be arranged on one large serving platter or onto individual plates. Spread the kale or spinach in an even layer. Spread the sliced peppers, tomatoes and avocado evenly over the top and follow with the marinated antipasti mix. Sprinkle the capers over the top and add the sliced shallot.
For the salad dressing: simply whisk together all the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup: red wine, vinegar, oil, salt, lemon juice and basil. Set the dressing aside until ready to serve.
Preheat an outdoor grill to 450F (low/medium). Place the chicken onto direct heat and use a pastry brush to brush on some of the remaining marinade. Grill the chicken with the lid closed for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, turning once. Move the chicken over to indirect heat, such as the top rack of the grill, and let the chicken continue cooking until it's reached 165F internal temperature, about 6 to 10 minutes. Timing all depends on how thick the chicken breast is.
Allow the grilled chicken breast to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and placing over the salad. Pour the prepared dressing over the salad and serve with a side of baguette or Italian bread.
Servings : 4
Ready in : 20 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
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