Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken Salad


Easy, summery salad; great for all those low-carb eaters. I make this lemon-pepper chicken salad for my husband when he is on his Atkins® diet.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 lemons

  • 2 limes

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning, divided

  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped

  • 4 carrots, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 cucumbers, chopped

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Roll lemons and limes on a cutting board to release the juices; cut in half and squeeze 1/2 of the juice onto chicken breasts. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the lemon-pepper seasoning, and let marinate for about 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Toss lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions together in a large salad bowl.

  4. Turn marinated chicken over and sprinkle other side with remaining lemon-pepper seasoning.

  5. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

  6. Cut chicken into long strips and place on salad. Squeeze remaining lemon and lime juice on salad at the last minute before serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can squeeze a little more citrus juice on the chicken while it is grilling if you like.

You can also sprinkle additional lemon-pepper seasoning on the salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
5g Fat
26g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 70mg 349%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1069mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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