Chicken with Tomato & Cucumber salad

Super tasty, super fast, super easy, super kid friendly, super healthy… what more do you need?

Ingredients for salad

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 cup pear tomatoes, sliced in rounds
  • 1 kirby cucumber, unpeeled, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 3 pepperoncini peppers, stemmed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for grilled chicken

  • 4 chicken paillards (scaloppini), about 4 ounces each
  • Olive oil spray
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Smash the garlic clove, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and with the flat side of a large knife, mash and smear to a coarse paste.
  2. Put the garlic paste in a large bowl and stir in the olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, pepperoncini, and dill and toss.
  4. Grind some black pepper. Toss again, and set aside.
  5. Preheat a grill pan or nonstick skillet to medium high.
  6. Spray the chicken paillards lightly with the olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
  7. Grill the chicken, in batches if necessary, to avoid crowding the pan, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  8. Place each paillard on a plate and serve topped with the tomato-cucumber salad.

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