Summer Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken

June 6, 2014

Summer Berry Salad with Grilled ChickenSummer Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken is such an excellent and simple salad. It’s perfect for lunch or even a light dinner. It combines simple ingredients such as Grilled Chicken, Feta Cheese, Fresh Blueberries, Strawberries, Grape Tomatoes with Baby Greens.


Ingredients for grilled chicken

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • One large clove of garlic, minced
  • One teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • One teaspoon salt
  • One teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Four boneless skinless chicken breasts


Place all ingredients listed (except chicken) in a blender. Blend about 45 seconds. Once done, set to the side. Place chicken in a large ziplock bag (careful not to spill marinade) pour over chicken in a ziplock bag. Place in refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.

Once 30 to 60 minutes have elapsed, remove chicken from the marinade place it on a clean plate.

Pre-Heat grill to medium heat (or grill pan if doing in-house). Place meat on grill or pan, cook on each side 4-5 minutes or till completely done. Once done, place on a clean plate and cool for 10-15 minutes. Once cooled, dice chicken into small bite-size pieces. Set to the side.


Ingredients needed for Salad

  • One cup of Fresh blueberries
  • One and 1/2 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • One cup of grape tomatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • Baby greens
  • Dressing of choice



Be sure to wash all berries and lettuce before using.  This step is crucial to rid the berries and lettuce of any debris or possible chemicals—slice chicken breasts before adding to salad.

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    August 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I love berries with chicken! This salad SCREAMS SUMMERTIME!!!

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    Michaela ~ An Affair from the Heart
    August 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    This salad screams summer!! I love the ingredients, and one of my FAVORITE pairing… strawberry and basil!! Thanks for sharing!!

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      Heidy L. McCallum
      August 14, 2014 at 4:15 am

      Thanks Michaela! It was a great Summer edition! I’m glad you enjoyed it!!

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    August 12, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I love making a sweet and savory salad in the summer. I will definitely try your Summer Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken, I usually have all these ingredients on hand and we make grilled chicken a few times a week. Pinned/shared

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    August 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I love salads with fruit, especially strawberries. Perfect for summer when you crave something satisfying and tasty, but still light and fresh.

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    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    June 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I love this Summery combo of colorful ingredients. Grilled Chicken is the perfect protein to round out all the fruit and veggies. I have so many dressing options that would make this dish different every day. Can’t wait to get started! Thanks Heidy!

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      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Summer Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken is a wonderful, and healthy menu item. I am always drawn to more colorful menu items! Thank you so much glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    June 14, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I love your summer berry salad with grilled chicken. Can’t wait to make it, I never think to add chicken to my salad, although grampy likes it. I’ve pinned and shared. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Party. Hope to see you soon with another delicious recipe.


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    June 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Loving this salad!! Thanks for linking it at The Yuck Stops Here!

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    Dina @ Kitchen Dreaming
    June 6, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Thank you for sharing this at The Weekend Social over at Kitchen Dreaming. Hope to see you next week!

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