Zesty Grilled Chicken with Superfood Salad

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Zesty Grilled Chicken with Superfood Salad
Zesty Grilled Chicken with Superfood Salad

Welcome to today’s recipe, where we will be exploring the delicious and nutritious world of zesty grilled chicken paired with a refreshing superfood salad. This delightful combination not only satisfies your taste buds, but also provides a hearty and healthy meal option. So, let’s dive into the details and discover how to create this flavorful dish.


For the Zesty Grilled Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime

For the Superfood Salad:

  • 4 cups mixed greens (such as spinach, kale, or arugula)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preparing the Zesty Grilled Chicken:

    • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and lime juice.
    • Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them, ensuring they are evenly coated. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for more intense flavor.
    • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    • Grill the chicken breasts for approximately 6-8 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
    • Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  2. Assembling the Superfood Salad:

    • In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, cooked quinoa, red onion, feta cheese, and sunflower seeds.
    • Toss the ingredients gently to ensure even distribution.
  3. Preparing the Dressing:

    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Serving:

    • Plate the zesty grilled chicken alongside a generous portion of the superfood salad.
    • Drizzle the dressing over the salad or serve it on the side for individual preference.

There you have it – a flavorful and wholesome dish of zesty grilled chicken with a side of superfood salad. This vibrant combination of flavors and textures is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nourishing meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. Enjoy this delightful recipe as a standalone meal or share it with friends and family for a memorable dining experience.