Grilled Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken Salad

I’ll admit it, I think salads are kind of boring. I have trouble eating one without getting tired of it. (Seriously!) So IF I am going to indulge, it has to be pretty tasty… and this lemon herb marinated chicken fits the bill. The marinade has fresh lemon, garlic, some basil and oregano… I promise you’ll get through this one without losing interest! And maybe want seconds! I paired it with a really yummy store bought lemon vinaigrette to bring out the flavors of the marinade… delish! 😉🥗 

Try it with my Honey Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette


Grilled Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken Salad

Serves: 4

For the marinade:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon (1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

For the salad:

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and cut
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Lemon vinaigrette (store bought), or your favorite dressing 
  1. Combine all ingredients for marinade in a jar and shake to combine.
  2. Marinade chicken breasts in a pie plate, covered and refrigerated, for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. Cook chicken on both sides on a lightly oiled grill pan over medium heat until cooked thoroughly. Remove from heat and rest 5 minutes before cutting into slices.
  4. Arrange vegetables on four dinner plates. Top with sliced chicken, feta cheese, and vinaigrette dressing.

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