This is a super-easy dinner and very refreshing for an outdoor barbeque or spring dinner. The lemon adds a fresh taste to a simple chicken dish.

Megan
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Marinade:

Salad:

Directions

  • Pound chicken breasts on a work surface using a meat tenderizer or heavy pan to 1/4-inch thick. Whisk wine, juice of 1 lemon, shallot, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and garlic together in a shallow bowl. Add chicken breasts; marinate for 15 minutes.

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  • Whisk juice of 1 lemon, vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and lemon zest together in a large bowl; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add arugula and tomatoes; toss to combine.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate, or heat a skillet over high heat.

  • Remove chicken from marinade; season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Cook chicken on preheated grill until golden brown and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Plate chicken with arugula salad on top.

Cook's Notes:

Pairs well with a dry white wine.

For a more colorful dish, use multi-colored tomatoes. Use grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, if desired.

Substitute spring mix, spinach, or romaine lettuce if the arugula is too bitter.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; 10.1 g total fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 388 mg sodium. 5.6 g carbohydrates; 36.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2016
WOOF! Delicious! Just as written! Refreshing different light but satisfying. Here's a little trick to get the best lemon zest: take a fresh lemon cut it in half remove as many seeds as possible freeze it. Grates like a dream when frozen! Makes the best dressing ever! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/07/2019
This recipe unfortunately didn t turn out well. I let the chicken marinate for a few hours and I cooked one test piece. It was completely lacking in flavor. I ended up dumping a bunch of spices on it and frying up the chicken and basically making a different dish: Read More
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2016
WOOF! Delicious! Just as written! Refreshing different light but satisfying. Here's a little trick to get the best lemon zest: take a fresh lemon cut it in half remove as many seeds as possible freeze it. Grates like a dream when frozen! Makes the best dressing ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2016
WOOF! Delicious! Just as written! Refreshing different light but satisfying. Here's a little trick to get the best lemon zest: take a fresh lemon cut it in half remove as many seeds as possible freeze it. Grates like a dream when frozen! Makes the best dressing ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2016
Rarely do I make a recipe as-written & not want to tweak it the next time. This was spot-on & amazing. I served it with various tiny roasted potatoes in olive oil & herbs. It was a hit!...(& easy!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2016
This recipe was so simple to get together which made it perfect for a weeknight meal. I only marinated the chicken for about 30 minutes and I didn't think it absorbed much flavor from the marinade so next time I would leave it in a little longer. I added a touch of honey to the dressing to take the edge of f of the acidity. The salad with the chicken was the perfect bite. I loved the punch of citrus with the bitter arugula. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
We thought this was very good and will have it again. My pounded out chicken was thicker than the 1/4" suggested and so took a little longer to bbq and my tomatoes were the cocktail tomatoes rather than the required ones. I marinated the chicken for an hour rather than the 15 minutes asked for. Otherwise I followed the recipe. I almost forgot the zest for the arugula but a late addition didn't make much difference. If your lemon is quite tart don't be afraid to add a very little sugar to the dressing. We enjoyed this dinner! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2016
This was a refreshing dish to kick off spring. It was light and flavorful and refreshing after a winter of heavy meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2016
My family thoroughly enjoyed this dish. The marinate is delicious and gives the chicken a delicate flavor of white wine. The lemon vinaigrette works great with the salad. Mixing the chicken and the salad together make a perfect bite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2016
This was very good. It had really great flavor. I do suggest that if you don't like really citrus tasting chicken than to keep the salad separate from the chicken. (From my son) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2016
Simple and tasty! I made the recipe exact except for using twice the garlic and no shallots. I love grilled chicken with salad a great spring and summer meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
Delicious! I had to use sundried tomatoes instead of fresh but otherwise followed the recipe. Excellent simple and easy. Loved it indeed. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/07/2019
This recipe unfortunately didn t turn out well. I let the chicken marinate for a few hours and I cooked one test piece. It was completely lacking in flavor. I ended up dumping a bunch of spices on it and frying up the chicken and basically making a different dish: Read More