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This Grilled Chicken Greek Salad is an epic salad filled with tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, red peppers, olives, feta cheese and grilled chicken. It is healthy, delicious and filling. It makes for a wonderful lunch, dinner or meal prep recipe.

Grilled Chicken Greek Salad in a large plate with dressing on top.

When I am in the mood for an amazing salad, I make this greek salad with grilled chicken recipe. It is truly the ultimate greek salad because it is filled with so much goodness. There is roasted eggplant, fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and lemon oregano chicken. Oh and it is topped in the best lemon mint turmeric dressing. YUM!

This salad is filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also incredibly filling and satisfying. If you love epic salads like this, try my quinoa beet tuna salad, kale cobb salad or my Fall harvest salad.

Why this recipe works

  • It is full of veggies and protein, along with vitamins and antioxidants.
  • It is not a boring salad. It is an impressive, flavorful salad, which makes for the most wonderful lunch or dinner option.
  • This salad makes for easy meal prep. Just divide all of the ingredients evenly into 4 Tupperware.
  • It is easy to customize this salad to your taste or dietary needs.

Recipe ingredients

  • eggplant– a fresh ripe eggplant is best to roast for this salad.
  • dried basil– this helps flavor the eggplant
  • dried oregano– this helps flavor all aspects of this salad from the eggplant, to the chicken to the dressing.
  • olive oil– use a good quality olive oil.
  • chicken– chicken breast or chicken tenders both work here as long as you cut them up first.
  • lemon juice– fresh lemon juice or pre-made both work.
  • mixed salad– any combination will work.
  • cucumber– I like using organic english cucumbers.
  • cherry tomatoes– I like using cherry tomatoes because they are easy to bite into and don’t require cutting but feel free to use regular tomatoes.
  • Kalamata olives– I like using Kalamata olives because they are Greek.
  • sun-dried tomatoes– these add great taste to the salad.
  • feta cheese– Crumbled or block feta both work here.
  • dressing– I like using my lemon mint turmeric dressing here but you can also make a regular vinaigrette for this salad.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Step by step salad instructions

To use your time wisely, it is best to make this salad in a certain order, so that certain parts can be made while others cook.

The eggplant with salt on top to remove excess moisture.
Step 1

Step 1: Score and salt the eggplant slices and then let them sit for 20 minutes so that excess moisture releases.

The lemon oregano chicken grilled in a pan.
Step 2

Step 2: While the eggplant sits, make the grilled chicken.

Add the chicken to a pan with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano and cook until golden.

Eggplant with olive oil and spices on top before baking.
Step 3

Step 3: Pat the eggplant down with paper towels, then cover in olive oil, oregano, pepper and basil and bake.

The lemon mint turmeric dressing in the food processor.
Step 4

Step 4: While the eggplant is baking, make the dressing.

Put all of the lemon mint turmeric ingredients into a food processor and mix.

Grilled eggplant in the pan.
Step 5

Step 5: Remove the eggplant from the oven and set aside to cool.

Cucumber added to the salad.
Step 6

Step 6: Put the mixed greens onto the plates, then add the cucumbers to the plates.

Red pepper added to the salad.
Step 7

Step 7: Add the red peppers to the salad.

Tomatoes and eggplant added to the salad.
Step 8

Step 8: Add the cherry tomatoes and the eggplant to the salad.

Olives and sundried tomatoes added to the salad.
Step 9

Step 9: Add the olives and sun-dried tomatoes to the plate.

Chicken added to the salad.
Step 10

Step 10: Add the grilled chicken to the salad.

Feta and dressing added to the salad.
Step 10

Step 10: Add the crumbled feta and dressing to the salad.

Recipe FAQs

Can you make this salad in advance?

Yes you can. Add all of the ingredients together in air tight containers except for the salad, then add the salad right before eating.

What kind of dressing can I use?

I like using my lemon mint turmeric dressing here, but you can opt for a more classic Greek vinaigrette or even a simple balsamic dressing.

How do you store this salad?

In airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Finished greek salad with grilled chicken on a plate.

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5 from 3 votes

The Best Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Grilled Chicken Greek Salad in a large plate with dressing on top.
This Grilled Chicken Greek Salad is an epic salad filled with tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, red peppers, olives, feta cheese and grilled chicken. It is healthy, delicious and filling.


Grilled eggplant ingredients:

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • a generous sprinkle of salt
  • a sprinkle of ground black pepper
  • a splash of olive oil

Grilled chicken ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken, , cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • a splash of olive oil

Salad ingredients:

  • 5 ounces mixed salad
  • 1 english cucumber, , sliced
  • 1 large red pepper, , diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, , sliced
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 24 black olives
  • 12 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar, apple cider or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 9 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
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To make the eggplant:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut your eggplant into 1/2 inch wide slices. Place the sliced eggplant onto a cookie sheet and generously sprinkle salt onto the slices. Using the tip of a knife, score "Xs" onto the surface of the eggplant. Let the eggplant sit for 20 minutes.
  • Pat the surface of the eggplant slices down with a paper towel to remove excess liquid.
  • Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and then sprinkle olive oil onto the parchment paper. Place the eggplant slices onto the cookie sheet, and flip the slices around so that both sides are coated in olive oil. Top the eggplant slices with 1/2 tsp of dried basil, 1/2 tsp of dried oregano, and a sprinkle of ground black pepper. Cook for 30-35 minutes, until golden.

To make the chicken:

  • While the salted eggplant sits, make the chicken. Put a splash of olive oil onto a large frying pan and heat over medium heat.
  • Put the chicken pieces into the pan, cover in 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the chicken is golden and fully cooked through.

To make the dressing:

  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a food processor and mix.
  • You can also make a vinaigrette and use that instead.

To put the whole salad together:

  • You can either mix everything together in one large bowl OR make 4 individual servings/plates (which is my preference).
  • To make individual plates, take out 4 plates or containers and put one handful of mixed salad on each plate. Top each plate with 1/4th of the sliced cucumbers, 1/4th of the diced red pepper, and 1/4th of the red onion. Then add 5 cherry tomatoes per plate, 6 olives per plate, and the sliced sun-dried tomatoes as well. Put 1/4th of the grilled eggplant on each plate and then 1/4th of the grilled chicken on each plate. Sprinkle each plate with the crumbled feta.
  • Top each plate with about 1.5-2 Tablespoons of dressing.


  • You can use a different type of dressing here if you would like. You can make a simple balsamic vinaigrette or greek salad dressing.
  • To make a good balsamic vinaigrette, mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1/4 tsp dijon, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, salt and pepper.


Calories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 32gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 1124mgPotassium: 1177mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2351IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 295mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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  1. Second time I tried this recipe; this time I kept the chicken tender by marinating it with the lemon and herbs, then cooking it last minute with a tbs of honey. To avoid too salty aubergine I refrained from using Himalyan pink rock salt as the granules were too big & salty.

    A former neuro-surgeon turned psychologist and occupational therapist once said for the ultimate healthy diet, refrain from eating food which didn’t exist 5,000 years ago AND be alert to whether – 30mins after eating – you feel energised, alive and calm (as opposed to sluggish, bloated, high). If the latter, change your diet. I must admit, Dominique is the first cook I’m engaged with whom recommends receips based on how energised and good she feels afterwards – which is a great litmus test for meals that support our digestive system rather than clogs it up.

  2. Are cookie sheets grease proof paper? If so, then what is parchment? I’m trying this recipe tonight … a week after returning from the amazing food on a Cretan holiday????????

      1. Thanks for the prompt reply. Next time I’ll use Kitchen foil because my aubergines got stuck to the grease proof paper. Also my Duchy organic feta didn’t taste very authentic. My chicken was overcooked & powdery – next time I’ll prep my salad & leave my chicken to cook just before my aubergines are ready. This dish is a great way to showcase oregano & other herbs we brought from Crete. The use of turmeric & herbs means I’ll definitely keep trying this recipe until I perfect it. I love that I can create a kitchen pharmacy from PerChanceToCook.com

        1. Good idea to use kitchen foil. You could also try greasing the paper or foil with olive oil before putting the aubergines on there. It is quite difficult to find authentic Feta… especially once you have tried it in Greece (it is the best!), but I’ve found that some places like M&S have some good ones that are imported. I like the idea of a kitchen pharmacy made from fresh cooking herbs 🙂

      2. Hi Dominique, the salad & dressing were nutritious & delicious however next time I’ll use kitchen foil because the aubergine got stuck to the grease-proof paper & I’ll delay cooking the chicken until the aubergine is nearly done to avoid powdery overcooked chicken. The Duchy organic feta tasted nothing like the feta we had in Crete, can you recommend feta that is authentic tasting? The Cretan herbs I used were delicious & I too wish to use turmeric more due to its medicinal effects. Do you have recipes which are equally good for one’s mood? I was flabbergasted once to hear a nutritionist state “there is no known scientific link between mood & food” – I hope you, like me, fermentally disagree.

        1. I have been working on an ebook with a friend regarding mood and food! She is a psychologist and also focuses on holistic wellness. I’ll let you know when the e-book is done. We were shooting for November!

  3. My wife and I love your Paleo recipes ( and your blog postings!) so when we saw the colorful photo of this recipe, we had to try it! So glad we did – it is wonderful! I had never tried “sweating” eggplant because I thought it would make it too salty; not true – it turned out great! Your presentation of the ingredients is so fun! But the the best find is your “Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing”! It is so tasty that we used it again last night on a different salad recipe. What a keeper! Thank you, Dominique.

    1. Thank you!! Isn’t that dressing fantastic??? I can’t stop making it myself 🙂

      Glad you guys enjoyed the salad!