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Grilled Chicken Salad

Marinated and grilled chicken with lettuce, tomatoes, corn, avocados and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Chicken Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 2-4 chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • ½ c. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano minced or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ c. fresh parsley minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ¼ c. fresh basil minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Salad

  • Lettuce

Optional toppings

  • Tomatoes
  • Corn grilled or canned
  • Red onion
  • Avocado
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Cucumbers
  • Red peppers grilled
  • Bacon

Instructions

  • Place chicken in shallow dish or resealable bag. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the chicken marinade.
  • Pour marinade over chicken, cover and place in refrigerator for 1-4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Take chicken out of marinade and place on a plate. Discard marinade.
  • Heat grill to medium high or 375 degrees F.
  • Place chicken on grill grates and cook on each side for 4 minutes.
  • Turn grill to low and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Remove from grill and allow to rest while you prepare the salad. The temperature of the chicken will raise the 5 degrees during resting to get to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F which is recommended by the USDA.
  • Cut lettuce and any toppings you like. Slice chicken and layer on salad with favorite toppings
  • Serve with your favorite salad dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 1043mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4443IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 7mg