Photo: Randy Dausch; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4

This light, quick main is perfect for warmer months. If you have 5 extra minutes, grill some vegetables to toss into the salad; try asparagus or red onion.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Combine chicken, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, juice, Dijon, and garlic in a bowl; toss to coat. Let stand 4 minutes. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place chicken on a cutting board. Cut chicken into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

Step 2

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, shallots, vinegar, and honey in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk to dissolve honey. Add tomatoes and arugula; toss to coat. Place 1 1/2 cups arugula mixture on each of 4 plates; top evenly with sliced chicken.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

kristymos's Review

June 04, 2014
First time I could get my family to eat Chicken Thighs. They scarfed it down and asked for secondst! Also beefed up the salad with grilled asparagus, green onions, and red onions and served over a spring mix. Adding the hot chicken and veggies made the salad more of a "wilted" variety which made me nervous to serve to my picky husband but he devoured it!

Really good

June 17, 2015
My family aren't a big fan of arugula so I did a mix of arugula and some other greens.  Served with some sliced french bread - a great foccacia bread would be great too - for a quick, easy and delicious weeknight dinner.  Will definitely make this again.

JillyBurke's Review

September 01, 2014
Tastes like something out of a restaurant. Light, tasty. Hubby used the outdoor grill which probably added some flavor.

ksmith6103's Review

August 07, 2014
I'm not usually a chicken thigh fan but this chicken was moist and flavorful and I would have definitely had seconds. The dressing was tasty and I agree with some of the other reviews that the addition of some grilled veggies to this salad could make it even more delicious. Will make again.

tshrimpy's Review

July 12, 2014
My husband is not a chicken thigh fan and really liked these and wants me to make them again. I did not have lemon juice on hand, so I substituted 1tsp white vinegar. I think the juice would have added a nice touch of freshness to it, so definitely will do that next time.

sukeedog's Review

July 12, 2014

clc1040's Review

June 28, 2014
Really simple. Really tasty. Served it with some boiled new potatoes I bought at the farmer's market today.

Beth95018's Review

June 16, 2014
Quick and easy to make and very delicious!

tnwalsh's Review

June 16, 2014
Really good, quick, easy and light. We don't like our dressing so sweet so next time I would reduce the honey by half and use half balsamic and half red wine vinegar dressing.

dkrueger34's Review

June 11, 2014
Chicken was tender, juicy and flavorful. Arugula salad and dressing was great. It came together quickly and easily. My family (including kids) loved it. Will make it again.