Light and easy gluten-free grilled chicken zucchini salad recipe that is perfect for a summer weeknight meal.

Grilled chicken Zucchini Salad

In summer, you need meals that are light, fresh and do not require too much time in the kitchen. This grilled chicken zucchini feta salad is all of that and yet so flavorful and filling.

A few days back, I shared the nutella mug cake recipe on my Facebook page from the blog archives. So today I thought I will redeem myself for all the calorie increase I resulted in, by sharing this healthy meal option.

The recipe for this grilled chicken zucchini salad is so easy and perfect to make on a weeknight. Its also great way to welcome Monday after bingeing during the weekend.

The feta lends the creaminess in this salad, the zucchini and almonds give crunch, the cranberries give a blend ofย sweetness and tartness, and the grilled chicken adds more flavor and makes the dish filling.

Grilled chicken Zucchini Salad

The heat has been brutal in our part of the world. Working outside for even an hour drains all the energy out of you. Its getting more difficult to cook anything in the kitchen and thats why this zucchini chicken salad is perfect, since all the cooking happens in the oven and you don’t have to bear the hot kitchen while you are preparing your meal.

While I have tried to be as exact as possible with the recipe, there might be a few approximations. Do feel free to adjust the amounts according to your liking. If you do make the salad, and I really hope you do, please share your results on my instagram, facebook or leave a comment here. Its always a pleasure to hear from you.

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Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Feta Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: serves 2
For grilled chicken:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (you could also use chicken on bone- I have tried that too and then grilled with the bone on, removed bones once cooked)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp steak seasoning (in case you don't have steak seasoning, you can use garlic and some herbs)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad:
  • 1 zucchini, either spiralized, cut into ribbon or cut into thin slices
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 3 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
  1. Marinate the chicken with the olive oil, lemon juice, cumin powder, chilli flakes and steak seasoning for 2 hours.
  2. Grill chicken in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 200 C/ 400 F.
  3. While the chicken is grilling, toss the spiralized zucchini in some olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Keep aside till chicken cooks.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked and cooled slightly, add the grilled chicken, some crumbled feta cheese, onions, dried cranberries, almonds. Garnish with some mint leaves and enjoy.




17 Thoughts on “Grilled Chicken Zucchini Salad

  1. You have redeemed yourself from the mug cake! This looks so fresh and delicious! My kind of summer meal!

  2. Oh that is so beautiful! What a gorgeous salad ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jane x

  3. Dannii on 6 June, 2017 at 11:48 pm said:

    This looks like the perfect summer salad a a great way to enjoy grilled chicken in a different way.

  4. Jagruti on 7 June, 2017 at 12:50 am said:

    Gorgeous looking salad and pics are beautiful.

  5. Beautiful photos, I love zucchini in salads.

  6. This is just gorgeous, I love the flower garnish!

  7. I always pick zucchini hoping to try something new and then I save them making the same old frittatas..:-D I have been peeping at the mug cake since the day you posted… and now this. It is scorching hot here too and AC is never switched off. But that is the perk of being a housewife. ๐Ÿ˜› Will keep you posted when I try this…

  8. Shumalia… this looks so good. I have been wanting to cook with zucchini for so long, especially zoodles.. i have to do it soon. Where exactly are you? India and which part? ALso, wanted to thank you for your advice on my blog.. was really sweet and well put. I know you were in Texas before (right?) and now you moved. So yeah… ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. looks utterly lovely Shumaila!
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  11. This is such a delightful salad recipe, Shumaila!
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  12. what a refreshing salad and lovely photography. The coolurs are beautiful… is that a flower from eggplant….
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