Grilled Chicken Pita Salad

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

All the best flavors of the Mediterranean, tossed in a lovely salad. We prefer the chicken grilled and sliced, but if you're pressed for time, you can easily substitute 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken from the deli.

Yield: Serves 4
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 563
  • Calories from fat: 55%
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Saturated fat: 7.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sodium: 978mg
  • Cholesterol: 91mg


  • 2 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (1 lb. total)
  • About 6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 ounces block feta cheese, broken into chunks
  • 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 cups pita chips
  • 2 cups loosely packed baby arugula


  1. 1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Coat chicken breasts with 1 tbsp. oil and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the center and grill marks appear, about 7 minutes total. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, 1/3 cup oil, oregano, and pepper; set aside. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, drop in asparagus, and cook until bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
  3. 3. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, cheese, asparagus, tomatoes, olives, and pita chips. Pour reserved dressing over mixture and toss gently to coat. Add arugula and toss once more just to combine.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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