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Top view of a loaded grilled chicken salad with berries in a bowl with two forks

Grilled Chicken Salad

This Grilled Chicken Salad is easy to make with tender juicy chicken, fresh greens, avocado, cucumber, crispy bacon, strawberries, blackberries and tomatoes with a tangy, fresh and flavorful lemon vinaigrette. It's the perfect healthy lunch or dinner and can be prepped ahead for busy weeknights or summer potlucks. Gluten-free, dairy-free, keto, low carb, Whole30 and paleo-friendly.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword berry chicken salad, grilled chicken salad, healthy salad, keto salad, summer salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 492 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts , pounded to even thickness
  • salt and black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small avocados , peeled pitted and cut into slices or chopped
  • 4 cups mixed green lettuce , chopped
  • 6 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries ,blackberries or blueberries
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 cucumber , sliced in rounds or chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled dairy-free feta (we like Violife) , optional - leave out for Whole30 or paleo

For the vinaigrette:

  • 3-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinaigrette
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a resealable zip-top bag, add chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

    Top view of one chicken breast marinated chicken breast in ziplock bags

Grill the chicken:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. Remove the chicken from the grill and tent with foil. Let it rest and cool a bit for about 10 minutes and then slice or chop into bite-sized pieces.
    Three Grilled Chicken Breasts in a Cast Iron Skillet on a Countertop

Assemble the salad:

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Drizzle 1 teaspoon over the sliced avocado (to prevent from browning).
    Lemon mustard vinaigrette in a measuring cup
  2. In a large bowl, add the lettuce, then top with cooked pasta, eggs, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese, if using. Drizzle with dressing right before serving.
    Summer Berry Grilled Chicken Salad - an easy and healthy lunch or dinner perfect for busy weeknights or summer potlucks. Made with avocado, cucumber, bacon, strawberries, blackberries and tomatoes with a tangy, fresh and flavorful lemon vinaigrette.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.