Grilled Chicken Salad

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This grilled chicken salad is a healthy and filling option for lunch or dinner.  Switch up the vegetables based on what is available in season.

Ingredients:

For the Grilled Chicken

  • 2 medium skinless boneless chicken breasts, pounded flat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grilling
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes

For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon mixed Italian herbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard paste

For the Salad:

  • 4 – 5 lettuce leaves, sliced
  • 2 cups ice-berg lettuce, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cucumber, chopped

Method:

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a bowl. Add the marinade ingredients and toss together.
  2. Let sit for 15 – 20 minutes to marinate properly.
  3. Heat oil in a grill pan. Place the chicken breasts and grill chicken for 4 – 5 minutes each side until cooked through. Remove from pan, and let cool before slicing.
  4. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Whisk till mixed and set aside.
  5. Take a large bowl and add chopped lettuce leaves, ice-berg, tomatoes and cucumber.
  6. Drizzle about 1 – 2 tablespoon of the dressing and toss to combine.
  7. Taste and add more dressing if preferred.
  8. Top with sliced chicken and mix through.
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