Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad

Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad

Course Salad



  • 3/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt kosher
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves fresh and minced
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts halves


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup raw sugar snap peas trimmed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper julienned
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt kosher
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground


  • For the Chicken: Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and thyme. Pour over chicken breasts in nonreactive bowl (such as a stainless steel one, but not one made of aluminum). Cover and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or overnight.
  • Heat a charcoal grill and cook chicken for 10 minutes on each side, until just cooked through. Refrigerate and chill. Slice breasts diagonally into 3/8-inch-thick slices.
  • For the Salad: Toss chicken plus its juices, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar snap peas, red and yellow bell peppers, lemon slices, salt and pepper in a bowl. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room temperature.
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