This huge Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad is packed with fresh ingredients and all your favorite Mediterranean flavors, including olives, red onion, cucumber, grilled chicken, lemon juice, and a variety of herbs and spices.
For the marinade and dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper powder
6 whole boneless, skinless chicken thighs
For the salad:
4 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup canned chickpeas
1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
1 cup thinly sliced Persian cucumber
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
⅓ cup kalamata olives
Lemon slices to decorate
Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Salad
1.In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients to marinate the chicken; olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, honey, parsley, garlic, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Reserve half of the marinade for salad dressing and pour the rest over the chicken thighs. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
2.Heat a grill or outdoor grill; Add the chicken thighs and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through with beautiful grill marks. Transfer the roast chicken to a plate and set aside.
3.Meanwhile, prepare the salad ingredients and mix them in a large bowl. Slice the cooked chicken and place on top of the salad, drizzle the reserved dressing over the salad and toss.
4.Garnish the salad with lemon wedges and serve immediately. Enjoy!