This Easy Grilled Chicken Salad is a perfect chicken salad for all seasons and occasions packed with flavor, texture, crunch, protein, and the perfect amount of simple dressing.


Juicy and flavorful grilled chicken breast that was marinated and cooked on a grill pan, classic salad ingredients and simple chilly and lime dressing is the perfect finishing touch.

This salad is a perfect summer salad. It’s colorful and packed with full of flavor. Grilled chicken, classic salad ingredients and simple dressing or simply seasoned with simple seasonings is my favorite way to use any leftovers from my grilled chicken.

This salad is a great way to enjoy grilled chicken in a freshing way making it a light & filling dish. Simply slice or chop grilled or baked chicken, toss in fresh seasonal veggies and drizzle the simple chilly lime dressing, garnish with with some fresh herbs and serve.

This salad can be made using any grilled meat or seafood. Meat like beef, pork, lamb and chicken can be used. Seafood like carb meat, prawns, shrimps and variety of fish are the options. Vegetarians can used grilled or baked button mushroom, paneer aka cottage cheese, tofu etc. All of the salad ingredients are perfect to complement any choice of meat, seafood and vegetables.

This easy and simple grilled chicken salad with chilly lime dressing is a healthy and delicious quick meal idea for any day of the week.


Sometimes you want the ingredients to really shine in your salad, like the grilled chicken and fresh crunchy veggies in this recipe, so you don’t need a powerful dressing. A simple mix of chilly flakes, lime juice, coconut sugar, pepper and salt is all you need. The coconut sugar adds a really distinct flavor to the dressing and the salad as a whole. You can use brown sugar or just normal sugar too. And of course you can use any dressing you want as long as it will go well the flavors here.

Ingredients Used In Grilled Chicken Salad


▪︎ Liquids – Just oil and fresh lemon juice.
▪︎ Seasoning – Paprika, ginger garlic  paste, cracked pepper and salt


▪︎ Liquids – Just fresh lemon juice.
▪︎ Seasoning – Chilly flakes, pepper powder and salt.
▪︎ Others – Coconut sugar


▪︎ Chicken – Breast boneless and skinless.
▪︎ Veggies – Carrot, English cucumber, onion, tomatoes, green & red chillies, cabbage.
▪︎ Legumes – Sprouted mixed legumes
▪︎ Herbs – Coriander leaves

What Else Can I Use In This Easy Grilled  Chicken Salad?

The great thing about this salad is that you can customize it with your favourite ingredients. You can add or opt out any ingredients as per your likings.

▪︎ Kale
▪︎ Lettuce
▪︎ Spinach
▪︎ Grilled zucchini
▪︎ Roasted or Blanced brocolli
▪︎ Bell Peppers
▪︎ Arugula
▪︎ Avocado
▪︎ Olives
▪︎ Hummus
▪︎ Parsley
▪︎ Feta
▪︎ Cottage cheese

Can I Make My Chicken In The Microwave Mode Or Oven?

I’ve made this chicken in a grill pan over cooking gas top but yes you can also make it in an oven and microwave. Just follow the directions for my baked chicken and peri peri chicken recipes which are cooked in an oven and in microwave mode over microwave respectively. Additionally you can grill the chicken in outdoor grills, gas grills, charcoal grills, electric grills, portable grills etc.

When I carve for something light and fresh meals, a simple grilled chicken salad is what I carve for and this salad is simply the perfect choice!

Next time you make spicy grilled chicken, make more for this salad.

Serve with a side of warm bread sticks and enjoy this flavorful protein packed salad for lunch or dinner!


▪︎ Dohkhlieh / Meghalayan Pork Salad
▪︎ Wai Wai Noodle Salad
▪︎ Potato Yogurt Salad
▪︎ Boiled Peanut Salad
▪︎ Yardlong Beans Salad
▪︎ Watermelon Pineapple Salad
▪︎ Black Rice Salad
▪︎ Cottage Cheese Salad


All of the above recipes are super easy to prepare, ready in no time, and will never disappoint you.

I hope you will love to try this easy grilled chicken salad. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe. Please do try and share your thoughts about the recipe with me here. Let’s see the tips and tricks of the recipe and the step by step instructions on how to make easy grilled  chicken salad at the comfort of your home.

Tips For Making The Best Grilled Chicken Salad

▪︎ Marination is the key. The longer you let the chicken marinate for, the better it gets! It will become so flavorful and tender.

▪︎ Give some time for the grilled chicken to rest before slicing to prevent the juices to escape.

▪︎ If you make this salad ahead, leave the dressing off until you’re ready to serve.

▪︎ Salads are a great way to sneak in lots of healthy ingredients like beans, chickpeas, quinoa etc.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Serves: 3

Ingredients to make Grilled Chicken Salad:

For marinade:
1 tbsp Paprika powder
1 tsp cracked peppercorns
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil

For the salad:
1 Carrot sliced
1 small Cucumber sliced
1 onion diced
1 tomato diced
1-2 Green/Red chilly
½ cup cabbage thinly sliced
½ cup sprouts
Few coriander leaves chopped

For the chilly lime dressing:
2 tbsp Chilly flakes
3 tbsp Lemon juice
1 Tsp Coconut sugar
¼ tsp pepper powder
Salt to taste

How To Make Easy Grilled Chicken Salad

Get ready the chicken: Wash the chicken breast nicely and pat dry with clean kitchen towel. Prick the chicken breast all over with a fork on both the sides.

Marinade the chicken: In a bowl add all the ingredients mentioned in the marinade list and mix well. Rub the mixture all over the chicken breast, cover the bowl and keep aside for marination for atleast 30 minutes. The longer marination the better it is.

Heating the grill: Turn on the gas stove and heat a grill pan on high heat. Once the pan is heated, grease the pan all over with little oil.

Cook the chicken: Place the chicken breast to the grill pan and grill over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on the first side without flipping them. Now flip the chicken and grill for 5-6 minutes. Turn off heat and allow chicken breasts to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing them.

Making dressing: In a bowl add all the ingredients mentioned in the dressing list. Whisk well and set aside until use.

Assembling the salad: Place the salad around the plate. Place the sliced grilled chicken in the center of the plate. Drizzle the prepared dressing all over the salad. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. You can even toss them well and serve.

Well, if you make this easy grilled chicken salad, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

Love Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺
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