Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
30 Mins
4 servings

Dress up quick-cooking cutlets with a homemade vinaigrette and fresh produce for an easy Mediterranean-inspired meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1 tablespoon oil, rind, juice, and chicken cutlets; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Step 3

Combine tomatoes and arugula in a large bowl. Combine vinegar, herbes de Provence, mustard, garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; gradually add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, stirring vinaigrette constantly with a whisk. Drizzle the vinaigrette over salad; toss gently to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates. Cut chicken cutlets across the grain into thin slices; arrange 1 sliced cutlet over each salad, and top each serving with about 2 teaspoons olives.

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Ratings & Reviews

SMoncz's Review

May 22, 2013
This turned out very well. Although, next time I think I'll add some crumbled feta. Made this with cheesey garlic bread. The dressing complimented the salad perfectly.

Warnermelon's Review

May 12, 2011

boulderjane's Review

June 11, 2011
Quick and delicious. I added sliced English cucumber, chopped sweet red pepper, and a sprinkle of feta cheese.

jrouellette's Review

May 21, 2010
Loved this salad. The chicken had a delicious lemony flavor (not too strong) and the dressing complimented the peppery taste of arugula. A perfect spring meal for dinner, or a smaller portion would work well as a side dish.

WhitneyMaass's Review

April 24, 2012
Super yummy! I made the dressing ahead of time and marinated the olives in it so they really soaked it up. Also, broiled the tomatoes before adding them to the salad and added some goat cheese before serving. A nice springy salad, will make again for sure!

ReginaN's Review

May 08, 2013
Good salad!

RedPheonix's Review

April 22, 2014
My husband is very much a meat and potato man. I made this salad, added a mug of tomato soup and some bread after a hard days work. He LOVED this and wants it again. I am going to try more of My Recipes!

DesireeD's Review

June 01, 2010
Both my fiancee and I really enjoyed this recipe. It was light and delicious. I didn't have lemon, so I used orange and I thought it worked well. I will make this one again.

skspillman's Review

August 19, 2010
This salad came together very quickly and was a good, quick, summer dinner. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of cutlets but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Served alongside some crusty French bread. Very simple to prepare.

Trishia64's Review

June 17, 2010
I've made this salad a couple of times already and it is delicious. Quick, easy and it doesn't heat up the house in the summer.