Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad

A simple and delicious way to get chicken on the table quickly with little effort.  Use cutlets and you’re ready in fifteen minutes!

Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

This chicken dish is just what your busy family needs.  It’s ready in no time and loaded with all those yummy Greek flavors.  The chicken cutlets are  super easy on the budget as well.

If you’ve been following the latest chicken dishes, you’ll know I have been cooking with the skin on and then removing it before eating.  That does not mean I’m giving up on cooking with skinless, boneless chicken though and I wanted to find a way to keep that moisture in.  I found it at The Kitchn where they use the method of ‘dry poaching’.  Check out this 1 minute video to see how.

They suggest you think of this method as a cross between braising and roasting.  It’s a simple case of covering your chicken with parchment paper (buttered on the side facing down) and tucking it in around the edges to keep the steam in.  I loved this!  Super simple with a delicious results.

Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

The alternative is to grill or cook your cutlets on your stove top which are only going to take 1-2 minutes per side so be sure to make your salad ahead of time.  Lots of fresh mint with red onions, tomatoes, olives and feta are the perfect accompaniment to your chicken and makes for a super healthy meal.  If you need a little more, add some cucumber and garbanzo beans to salad.  If the kids aren’t keen on mint, feel free to substitute basil.

Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

I’m dreaming of Spring and I may create a couple more winter recipes but all I can think about right now is the fresh Spring produce at the local farms.  Have you got Spring fever too?

If you make this, send me your pics and I’ll share it on Instagram and Twitter.  Cheers!


Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad
Author: Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners (adapted from Martha Stewart)
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Serves: 4 persons
A simple and delicious way to get chicken on the table quickly with little effort. Use chicken cutlets and you’re ready in fifteen minutes!
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds thin chicken cutlets or 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  1. In large bowll, combine tomatoes, olives, onions feta, mint, and 1 tablespoon oil. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; set aside.
  2. For cutlets:Heat one tablespoon of oil in pan on high. Season cutlets with salt and pepper. Cook cutlets for 1-2 minutes on each side. If cooking a large amount, cook in batches and remove to plate, cover to keep warm.
  3. For chicken breasts: Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly coat bottom of baking dish with butter and place chicken breasts (after patting dry) in pan. Salt and pepper breasts and add any spices you’d like. I included parsley and lemon.
  4. Cover with parchment paper (butter the side that is facing down) and tuck in around the sides. Cook for 30 – 40 minutes until down. Check temp for 165 F.
  5. Top chicken with salad and serve immediately.


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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    March 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Delish! A simple chicken dinner is pretty much heaven here!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    March 6, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    What a fresh looking plate! And quick dinners are always welcome in my house. Loving the lighter fare as we head into warmer weather 🙂
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    Anita Rivera
    March 7, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Good morning dear one! We are hooked on chicken at the moment, so this should be on our menu for the week. THANK YOU! Enjoy a lovely week.

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    March 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Yum, yum, yum! Can’t beat that amazing combo of olives, tomatoes, and feta with some red onion! This looks so fresh and healthy for the warmer spring weather that is ABOUT to arrive! 🙂
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 7, 2016 at 9:09 am

    This is a beautiful dish, gorgeous colors and great presentation – and the photos are great too! I could eat this everyday – thank you for this wonderful recipe – It is a must try at our house!
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    March 7, 2016 at 9:13 am

    A lovely chicken dish Robyn. I like using chicken quite a bit. It looks so good with the nice little salad. Healthy, fresh and easy. Lots of love from W.W.

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    Chris Scheuer
    March 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    This looks so fresh and vibrant Robyn. I’m sure it would keep you satisfied for hours, I’m all for that, especially with shorts and swimsuits right around the corner!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    March 8, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Now this is one delicious spring recipe that needs to happen in our kitchen this weekend. I just found these most amazingly sweet tomatoes at the wet market yesterday too. I have not seen chicken prepared that way before so will have to keep that video in mind. Gorgeous photos and low carb! Sharing everywhere!
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    Diane (Created by Diane)
    March 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Looks like a perfect meal to me, I just love the colors!
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    March 19, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Beautiful dish– and love the simplicity! My husband is a huge fan of lettuce-free salads. And greek salads are his favorite.
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