Lemon Herb Chicken Salad Recipe

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Florence November 20, 2020

How To Make Lemon Herb Chicken Salad

Crispy bacon bits and creamy avocado and feta cheese tossed in fresh lemon herb dressing, this chicken salad recipe is a refreshing and filling.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For The Marinade and Dressing:

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ¼cupFresh Lemon Juice
  • 2tbspwater
  • 2tbspparsleyfresh chopped
  • 2tspgarlicminced
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • 1tspdried rosemary
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tsppeppercracked, to taste
  • 1lbchicken thigh fillets(or chicken breasts), skinless & boneless

For The Salad:

  • 4cupsromaine lettuce leaves(washed and dried)
  • 1largeavocadopitted, peeled, and sliced
  • 8ozfeta cheese
  • 1cupgrape tomatoeshalved
  • ¼red onion(optional) sliced
  • ¼cupdiced bacontrimmed of rind and fat
  • Lemon wedgesto serve

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all of the marinade and 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. Marinate the chicken for 15 to 30 minutes or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator. 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 skillet or grill over medium-high heat. Sear chicken on both sides for about 7 minutes per side, depending on thickness, until browned and completely cooked through.

  4. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes. Slice and arrange over salad. Drizzle salad with the remaining dressing. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 619.20kcal
  • Fat: 50.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.84g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.78g
  • Fiber: 6.45g
  • Sugar: 5.44g
  • Protein: 30.32g
  • Cholesterol: 166.25mg
  • Sodium: 881.26mg
  • Calcium: 334.71mg
  • Potassium: 865.22mg
  • Iron: 2.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 334.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.62mg
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