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Mediterranean Chicken Salad recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe

Made this recipe for my Mom a while back.  The marinade was delicious!  This has to be one of the best salads I’ve ever made.  All the flavors were vibrant and well balanced.  I did need a bit more dressing, no biggie.  This was an amazing meal prep recipe!

 

Mediterranean Chicken Salad recipe

Ingredients

  • for Marinade: 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon (1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cracked pepper , to taste
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets or breasts
  • Salad: 4 cups Romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 large cucumber , diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes , diced
  • 1 red onion , sliced
  • 1 avocado , sliced
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives (or black olives), sliced
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all of the marinade/dressing ingredients in a large jug. Pour out half of the marinade into a large, shallow dish. Refrigerate the remaining marinade to use as the dressing later.
  2. Add the chicken to the marinade in the bowl; marinade chicken for 15-30 minutes (or up to two hours in the refrigerator if time allows).
  3. prepare all of the salad ingredients and mix in a large salad bowl.
  4. Once chicken is ready, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Grill chicken on both sides until browned and completely cooked through.
  5. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes; slice and arrange over salad.
  6. Drizzle salad with the remaining UNTOUCHED dressing. Serve with lemon wedges.
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