Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

marinated chicken salad
Marinated chicken salad
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For marinade
4 tbsp Buffalo wing sauce
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Lime juice fresh
½ tsp Ground paprika
½ tsp onion powder Onion powder
For dressing
1 cup Greek yogurt nonfat
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp Fresh dill chopped or dried dill
1 tsp Parsley fresh, chopped or dried parsley
For the salad
1 ½ lbs Chicken Breast boneless skinless
8 cups Baby spinach
1 Orange bell pepper or red , sliced
1 Cucumber sliced
1 stalk Celery chopped
½ Red onion sliced
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Nutritional information

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  • For dressing

  • For the salad

Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad


This is a fantastic Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad recipe for summer. I love this salad – it is one of my favorites. I think the secret to this salad’s success is the delicious buffalo marinade that the chicken sits in for up to four hours. Marinating the chicken makes it tender and oozes flavor.

To make this salad, start by marinating chicken. As the chicken marinates, make a dressing from Greek yogurt, olive oil, fresh herbs and garlic powder. Grill the chicken and slice it to prepare the topping for the salad. Assemble the salad in your favorite salad bowl and drizzle with dressing. Top with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.

To make my version of Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

Steps to make Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad


Marinate chicken


Mix together 4 tablespoons of buffalo sauce, 1 tablespoon each of honey and fresh lime juice, ½ a teaspoon of paprika and ½ a teaspoon of onion powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place 1½ pounds of chicken breasts in the mixture to marinate for 3-4 hours.


Prepare the dressing


In a separate small bowl, mix 1 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a teaspoon each of fresh dill and parsley to make a dressing. Place in the refrigerator to chill while the chicken marinates.


Heat grill


Preheat a grill or grill pan.


Grill chicken


Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and allow the excess to drip off. Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes.


Slice chicken


Once the chicken cools, slice it into even pieces.


Assemble the salad


In a large bowl, combine 8 cups of baby spinach, 1 sliced red bell pepper, 1 sliced cucumber, 1 chopped celery stalk, and ½ a sliced red onion. Top with sliced chicken and drizzle over the dressing.



Serve with chopped fresh parsley and enjoy!

This Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad is one of my summer faves. Try it out soon and don’t forget to come back and leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Amazing chicken salad! Thanks!

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