Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe (2024)

This amazing Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe is going to become your go-to salad during grilling season! A light and flavorful salad loaded with lettuce, veggies, croutons, eggs, and slices of juicy and Grilled Chicken.

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Check out the video for this delicious Grilled Chicken Salad.

If you love chicken in your salads, try our Classic Cobb Salad or the Southern Chicken Salad.


There is nothing better than a hearty and flavor-packed homemade salad! Chopped romaine tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, boiled eggs, croutons, and best of all juicy grilled chicken breast! The chicken is made with our simple grilled chicken marinade, giving you the BEST chicken.

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The salad is so easy to make and requires just a few ingredients that you probably already have!

  • Chicken– We use our tender and juicy Grilled Chicken recipe using our easy Chicken Marinade! You can also use Air Fryer Chicken Breast or our Pan-Seared Chicken for this recipe.
  • Lettuce– For this salad, we use chopped romaine lettuce but you can also use iceberg lettuce or a combination of both.
  • Tomato– The best tomatoes are cherry tomatoes, but you can also use whatever tomatoes you have on hand!
  • Cucumber– Thinly sliced mini cucumbers will work great for the salad.
  • Avocado– We love adding sliced avocado into the salad, if you don’t like avocado you can leave it out.
  • Bacon– We like our air-fryer bacon!
  • Egg– For this salad, you want to use boiled eggs. Check out our Deviled Eggs tutorial for how to properly boil eggs.
  • Red Onion– You can use either red onion or sweet onion. We even like using green onions sometimes.
  • Corn– Canned sweet corn works great for this salad. You can also use fresh corn on the cob.
  • Croutons– There is nothing better than adding croutons to a fresh salad, store-bought or Homemade.

The BEST thing about a salad is that you can add what you want to your salad. The toppings aren’t limited!

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  1. Chicken– Prepare the chicken using our grilled chicken marinade recipe and grill the chicken. Slice the chicken into thin strands or small bite-size pieces.
  2. Prep– Cut up all the ingredients for the salad and add everything to a large salad bowl.
  3. Add Dressing– Drizzle with your choice of dressing over the salad, toss and enjoy!


Here are some of our favorite toppings to add to this salad:

  • Mini peppers
  • Banana peppers
  • Bacon bits
  • Shredded cheese
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Kalamata Olives


This salad works great with any salad dressing! Here are some of our favorite dressings to use:

  • Creamy Ranch Dressing
  • Greek Salad Dressing
  • Italian Dressing
  • Poppyseed Dressing
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Do I need to marinate the chicken?

Yes, for the best flavors you want to marinate the chicken breast for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast?

Yes! You can substitute the boneless skinless chicken breast for boneless skinless chicken thighs or even chicken tenders.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare everything ahead of time, just DO NOT mix in the dressing until ready to serve.

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Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Author: Valentina

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5 from 7 votes

This amazing Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe is going to become your go-to salad during grilling season! A light and flavorful salad loaded with lettuce, veggies, croutons, eggs, and slices of juicy and our Grilled Chicken.

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Marinade Time: 30 minutes minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes minutes

Servings: 5 servings


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • ranch dressing

chicken marinade-


  • 2 heads romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 mini cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 4 oz bacon, cooked and chopped

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  • Prepare the chicken following our grilled chicken marinade recipe.

  • Once the chicken is grilled, slice into thin slices.

  • Cut up and prepare all the ingredients for the salad.

  • Add all the salad ingredients into a salad bowl and toss in desired salad dressing.

  • Serve and enjoy!


504kcal Calories20g Carbs31g Protein34g Fat9g Saturated Fat6g Polyunsaturated Fat16g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat163mg Cholesterol830mg Sodium969mg Potassium5g Fiber5g Sugar622IU Vitamin A18mg Vitamin C53mg Calcium2mg Iron

  • Full Nutrition Label

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 504Calories from Fat 306

% Daily Value*

Fat 34g52%

Saturated Fat 9g56%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 6g

Monounsaturated Fat 16g

Cholesterol 163mg54%

Sodium 830mg36%

Potassium 969mg28%

Carbohydrates 20g7%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 31g62%

Vitamin A 622IU12%

Vitamin C 18mg22%

Calcium 53mg5%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course: Salad

Cuisine: American

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  • Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe (8)

    • Kristyn

    Good thing I always try to have grilled chicken on hand! I’ll be eating this all summer!! It’s packed with everything tasty!!

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Thank you so much for the feedback, Kristyn. I hope you love the grilled chicken salad.

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  • Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe (10)

    • Kara

    One of my new favorite summer dinner recipes! The chicken is nice and juicy, and the salad has so many tasty flavors! I didn’t have the red onion, but used everything else. Delish!

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Thanks so much for trying our Grilled Chicken Salad, Kara. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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  • Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe (12)

    • Toni

    Such a delicious and filling salad!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Everyone at my house loved it!

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    • Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe (13)

      • Valentina’s Corner

      That’s wonderful, Toni. Thank you for sharing.

      • Reply
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