Chef Ali: Mixed Green Salad with Herbed Grilled Chicken and Lemon

Serves 4

4 ea- 4 oz thin cut chicken cutlets
1 ˝ Tbsp- Italian parsley, chopped
˝ Tbsp- Fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 Tbsp- Fresh tarragon, chopped
1 Tbsp- Fresh mint, chopped
1 ˝ Tbsp- Fresh chives, chopped
4 ea- Handfuls of baby mixed greens
˝ ea- Fennel bulb, sliced very thin
˝ C- Radishes, cut into quarters
1 ea- Lemon
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper


In a baking dish or shallow bowl, drizzles the chicken cutlets with the olive oil to coat, add all the herbs, season with salt and pepper and mix together. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Heat a grill or grill pan (or sauté pan) to medium. Grill the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the cutlets. Be sure the chicken is cooked all the way through, you can always remove a piece and cut into it to check for doneness. Remove chicken on to a plate. In a bowl, toss the mixed greens, radish and fennel together to lightly coat with olive oil, squeeze on the juice of half the lemon and season with salt and pepper. Distribute the salad evenly onto four plates and top each with a piece of chicken. Squeeze more fresh lemon juice on the chicken and enjoy!

Note- If you do not have time, you can grill the chicken right after coating with the oil and herbs; it just tastes better if it has time to marinate. If you do not have a grill or grill pan you can cook the chicken in a sauté pan, just add a little oil to the pan first.