Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Salad

June 5, 2016

Author Notes: This hearty Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad is full of grilled veggies & chicken, feta cheese, and a delightful Basil Balsamic Dressing.Holly

Serves: 4

Ingredients

For The Salad

  • 2 large bonelss skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 small yellow squash
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 20 kalamata olives
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly into rings & separated
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces French feta cheese, crumbled
  • 5 ounces mixed lettuce greens
  • salt & pepper

For The Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons aged Balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper and spray with Canola cooking spray. Cook on a 450 degree grill for 6 minutes on the first side and 5 minutes on the second. Be sure to temp the chicken to be sure it reads 165 degrees.
  2. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes, slice width-wise into ¼ inch slices.
  3. Cut squash, zucchini and red pepper in half lengthwise. Salt and pepper liberally and spray with canola cooking spray. Grill for 4 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the other side. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Slice squash and zucchini on the diagonal. Cut pepper into long one-inch wide slices and then cut each slice on the diagonal into ½ inch pieces.
  5. Mix all the ingredients together for the vinaigrette dressing.
  6. Place a bed of mixed greens on each plate, then layer on grilled veggies, onions, olives, and feta. Top with you grilled chicken slices and drizzle with the vinaigrette.

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