Fresh Flavors: Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad Reimagined

Last updated on June 9, 2024

A refreshing and vibrant dish, Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad is a zesty mix of marinated chicken, fresh veggies, and tangy dressing that brings the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean to your plate.

Ready to level up your salad game? This Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad is your golden ticket to flavor paradise, packed with juicy chicken, crunchy veggies, and zesty, herby goodness. Stick around for the full recipe—complete with all the juicy details. You won’t want to miss this taste bud fiesta!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad

mediterranean grilled chicken salad

An explosion of flavors in every bite! This Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad combines the smoky zest of grilled chicken with the bright notes of fresh veggies and herbs. Perfect for a quick lunch or a light dinner, this salad will make your taste buds dance a Zorba! Even your picky uncle will ask for seconds.

  • Cooking method: Grilling
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine type: Mediterranean


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Brush the chicken breasts with the mixture, coating them evenly like they’re going to a fancy dinner.
  4. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook for about 5-6 minutes per side, or until no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.
  5. Remove chicken from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes to redistribute the juices. Patience, grasshopper.
  6. Slice the chicken into thin strips while trying not to eat it all. Set aside.
  7. In a large salad bowl, toss together the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
  8. Top the salad with the grilled chicken strips.
  9. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently.
  10. Sit back and enjoy your Mediterranean masterpiece!


Out of Kalamata olives? Use green olives instead! Want to add a bit of crunch? Throw in some toasted pine nuts. For a vegetarian twist, replace the chicken with grilled chickpeas. Garnish with fresh herbs like basil or mint for an extra pop of freshness. Feeling zesty? A squeeze of extra lemon juice never hurt anyone! And remember, always grill like nobody’s watching.

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