Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe

How To Make Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

This colorful Mediterranean chicken salad is overflowing with olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and topped with a herby lemon dressing, for a tangy meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Marinade/Dressing:

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ¼cuplemon juice,(juice of 1 lemon), freshly squeezed
  • 2tbspwater
  • 2tbspred wine vinegar
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 2tspdried basil
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspsalt
  • cracked pepper,to taste
  • 1lbchicken thigh fillets,or chicken breasts, skinless, boneless

For Salad:

  • 4cupsRomaine lettuce leaves,washed, dried
  • 1large cucumber,diced
  • 2Roma tomatoes,diced
  • 1red onion,sliced
  • 1avocado,sliced
  • cupkalamata olives,or black olives, pitted, sliced, optional
  • lemon wedges,to serve


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, water, red wine vinegar, parsley, basil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large jug.

  2. Pour out half of the marinade into a large, shallow dish. Refrigerate the remaining marinade to use as the dressing later.

  3. Add the chicken to the marinade in the bowl, then marinate chicken for 15 to 30 minutes or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator, if time allows.

  4. Add the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and olives in a large salad bowl, and mix.

  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a grill pan or a grill plate over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken on both sides until browned and completely cooked through.

  6. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then slice and arrange over the salad.

  7. Drizzle salad with the remaining untouched dressing.

  8. Serve with lemon wedges, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 455.04kcal
  • Fat: 34.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.10g
  • Fiber: 6.87g
  • Sugar: 4.90g
  • Protein: 22.03g
  • Cholesterol: 111.13mg
  • Sodium: 770.32mg
  • Calcium: 87.91mg
  • Potassium: 894.99mg
  • Iron: 3.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 262.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.29mg
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