Welcome to our delicious Grilled Chicken and Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette. This vibrant salad is a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Tender grilled chicken, peppery arugula, and a zesty lemon vinaigrette come together to create a refreshing and satisfying meal. Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a nutritious dinner option, this salad is sure to delight your taste buds and nourish your body. Let's dive into the recipe and enjoy a burst of freshness!


For the Grilled Chicken

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • 4 cups fresh arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with dried Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and rub to coat evenly.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Remove from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice the chicken into thin strips.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to prepare the lemon vinaigrette.
  5. In a large salad bowl, combine the fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, red onion slices, crumbled feta cheese, and toasted pine nuts (if using).
  6. Add the sliced grilled chicken on top of the salad.
  7. Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  8. Serve the Grilled Chicken and Arugula Salad immediately and enjoy!

Tips for Variations and Serving

  • Add avocado slices or grilled vegetables like zucchini or bell peppers for extra texture and flavor.
  • Substitute the arugula with mixed greens or baby spinach if desired.
  • Customize the salad by adding other toppings like sliced cucumbers or olives.
  • Serve the salad with crusty bread or garlic breadsticks for a more filling meal.


Embrace the refreshing flavors of our Grilled Chicken and Arugula Salad with zesty Lemon Vinaigrette. This salad combines the tender and flavorful grilled chicken with the peppery arugula, creating a perfect balance of taste and texture. Tossed in a tangy lemon vinaigrette, it's a light and nutritious choice for any meal. With its vibrant colors and refreshing flavors, this salad is a must-try recipe that will leave you craving for more. Enjoy the goodness and savor each bite of this delightful salad!

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