Healthy and delicious chicken salad recipe for a lean and green meal

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Healthy and delicious chicken salad recipe for a lean and green meal
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 16, 2024

This lean and green chicken salad is packed with protein and healthy greens, making it a perfect choice for a wholesome meal. With a zesty dressing and crunchy vegetables, this salad is sure to satisfy your taste buds while keeping you on track with your healthy eating goals.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • For the dressing: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Let cool and slice into strips.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  4. In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Toss with dressing until well coated.
  5. Top salad with sliced chicken breast strips and serve immediately.

Interesting Facts

  • Grilling the chicken adds a smoky flavor to the salad.
  • Feta cheese provides a creamy and tangy contrast to the fresh vegetables.
  • The balsamic vinaigrette dressing brightens up the flavors of the salad.