Lemon Herb Mediterranean
Chicken Salad​​ 

Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad thats full of Mediterranean flavours with a dressing that doubles as a marinade!
WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART POINT: 15 per serve

Author: Karina - Cafe Delites
Serves: 4


Ingredients

Marinade/Dressing:

  • 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
  • (1 pound | 500 g) 4 skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets (or chicken breasts)

Salad:

  • 4 cups Romaine (or Cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ⅓ cup pitted Kalamata olives (or black olives), sliced (optional)
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

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). While waiting for the chicken, prepare all of the salad ingredients and mix in a large salad bowl.
  3. Once chicken is ready, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a grill pan or a grill plate over medium-high heat. Grill chicken on both sides until browned and completely cooked through.
  4. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes; slice and arrange over salad. Drizzle salad with the remaining UNTOUCHED dressing. Serve with lemon wedges.


Notes

Add ½ cup crumbled feta to give the salad an even better flavour!

Nutrition Information

Serving size: per serve Calories: 471 Fat: 36.3g Saturated fat: 7.9g Carbohydrates: 14.8g Sugar: 4.4g Sodium: 770mg Fiber: 6.3g Protein: 23.7g Net Carbs: 10.4g

Recipe by Cafe Delites at https://cafedelites.com/2016/07/05/grilled-lemon-herb-mediterranean-chicken-salad-recipe/