Middle Eastern Chicken Breast Salad Middle Eastern Chicken Breast Salad

Middle Eastern Chicken Breast Salad 150 Image by: Middle Eastern Chicken Breast Salad 150 Author: Canadian Living

This summery grilled Middle Eastern–inspired salad gets delicious nuttiness from the tahini and pistachios.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine, July, 2007



In glass baking dish, stir together dill, oil, shallot, lemon rind, salt and pepper. Add chicken, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours, turning occasionally. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 12 hours.)

In bowl, whisk together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, water, cumin, salt and pepper until smooth. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Discarding marinade, place chicken on greased grill over medium-high heat. Close lid and grill, turning once, for 10 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice chicken crosswise.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss together endives, watercress, radicchio, celery, green onion, tomatoes, half of the pistachios and the mint; toss with all but 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the dressing.

Divide salad among plates; top with chicken. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 270 mg
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 225.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 54 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g


  • Iron 14.0
  • Folate 19.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 30.0
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Middle Eastern Chicken Breast Salad