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Grilled Chicken Italian Salad

Grilled Chicken Italian Salad

If you’re looking for a light, easy dinner, this grilled chicken Italian salad is just the thing. Simply seasoned chicken breast are grilled and served over an Italian inspired salad with black olives, onions sliced paper-thin, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. The best part, the salad is dressed with a super easy-to-make homemade salad dressing. Enjoy!​

 

Homemade Italian Dressing Ingredients

¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar

1 Garlic Clove, grated or minced finely

¼ tsp. Dried Oregano

¼ tsp. Kosher Salt

¼ tsp. Black Pepper, or to taste

Pinch Crushed Red Pepper, optional

 

Chicken and Salad Ingredients

2 Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless, sliced in half lengthwise to make four pieces total (about 1lb.)

1 tsp. Kosher Salt

½ tsp. Garlic Powder

¼ tsp. Onion Powder

¼ tsp. Dried Oregano

¼ tsp. Black Pepper

5-6 oz. Spring Mix Salad

1 Large Tomato, chopped

6 oz. Black Olives

¼ cup White Onion, thinly sliced

Parmesan Cheese, sliced or grated to taste

 

Make the Italian dressing

In a small jar, or a container with a tight fitting lid, add the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, grated garlic, dried oregano, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper, if using. Cover the container and shake vigorously to mix. Refrigerate until ready to use, stir vigorously before using too.

 

Make the chicken

Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano and black pepper to a small bowl. Stir to combine, set aside.

 

Slice the chicken breast in half lengthwise to make 4 thinner pieces. Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with the prepared seasoning mix.

 

Grill the chicken over medium heat until the internal temperature is at least 165°F at its thickest part. When the chicken has cooled enough to handle, cut each piece into slices.

 

Build the grilled chicken Italian salad

Divide the lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and sliced onions into 4 bowls or plates. Top each salad with the grilled chicken and Parmesan cheese. Serve with the Italian dressing. Enjoy!

 


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