In a bowl, mix olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder to create a marinade.
Coat the chicken breasts with the marinade, ensuring they are well-covered.
Grill the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
Assemble the Salad:
While the chicken is grilling, prepare the salad ingredients.
In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red bell pepper.
Slice the Chicken:
Once the chicken is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into strips or cubes.
Combine and Serve:
Add the sliced grilled chicken to the salad.
If desired, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the top.
Dress and Enjoy:
Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the salad, tossing gently to combine.
Serve immediately and enjoy your protein-packed grilled chicken salad!
Per Serving (assuming 4 servings):
Protein: Approximately 25-30 grams (varies based on chicken breast size and optional feta cheese)
Fat: Approximately 10-15 grams (varies based on chicken and dressing)
Calories: Approximately 250-300 calories
This recipe is not only high in protein from the grilled chicken but also provides a variety of vitamins and nutrients from the colourful array of vegetables. Adjust the ingredients and portions based on your preferences and dietary needs.