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Grilled Mediterranean Chicken & Bread Salad

This salad is a step above the norm, using both grilled chicken and grilled bread to add flavour. This is the perfect light supper for a mild summer evening.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min


2 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp water
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
8 slices whole grain baguette, sliced 1 inch thick
12 cherry tomatoes
¼ cup Asiago cheese, grated
4 cups Boston lettuce
½ cup red onion(s), thinly sliced
1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
½ cup basil, fresh

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Whisk vinegar, oil, water, sugar and Dijon mustard together. Brush bread slices with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of this dressing.

  2. Brush chicken breasts with another 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of dressing. Grill chicken 10-15 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer inserted into the thickest piece reads 165°F (74°C). When cool, remove meat from bone and slice cross-wise across the grain into strips.

  3. Meanwhile, grill bread slices until lightly toasted on both sides, turning over after 30 seconds.

  4. Quarter cherry tomatoes and mix with fresh shredded Asiago cheese; set aside. Tear lettuce into pieces and toss with thinly sliced onions and remaining ¼ cup (60 mL) dressing; spoon onto four serving plates. Top each with sliced cooked chicken, tomato mixture and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with ½ cup or 20 g package (125 mL) hand-torn basil leaves. Serve each salad with two pieces of grilled whole-grain baguette.

Nutrition Info

Per 330 g serving Amount
Protein37 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Carbohydrate22 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar7 g
Cholesterol85 mg
Sodium340 mg
Per 330 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A50
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B653
Vitamin B1227