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Grilled chicken paillard with Greek salad

A delicious grilled dinner perfect to serve the family this summer. 



Greek salad

  • 1 romaine lettuce head, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Greek dressing
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup crumbled sheep or goat milk feta cheese
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into ¼ inch thick half moons
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup packed thinly sliced pepperoncini (from 4 peppers)
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  • Four 5 to 6 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


Greek salad

  1. Combine the romaine, parsley, and onion in a large serving bowl. 
  2. Drizzle the dressing around the rim of the bowl and toss to coat evenly. 
  3. Add the olives, feta, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and pepperoncini and gently toss to combine. Set aside for serving. 


  1. Place one chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound using the flat side of a meat mallet or a heavy-bottomed pan to half an inch thick. 
  2. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken breasts. 
  3. Combine the chicken, oil, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic salt, and cracked black pepper in a medium bowl
  4. Cover and marinate for at least 10 minutes, or up to one hour in the refrigerator. 
  5. When ready to grill, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. 
  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill until charred on one side, two to three minutes. 
  7. Flip and let char and cook through on the other side, another two to three minutes, until a meat thermometer register 165° F. 
  8. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. 


  1. Pile salad onto a juicy chicken Paillard to serve. 
  2. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy! 


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