This flavorful Mediterranean chicken salad was developed by our Functional Medicine Nutritionist and healthy aging specialist, Emina! The salad is packed with anti-inflammatory veggies, olive oil, and herbs as well as poached chicken for a source of protein. 


Prep Time:

15 mins

Cook Time:

30 mins




For the poached chicken:

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 small shallot, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • Other herbs of choice 
  • 1 cup or more of chicken stock or water

For the salad:

  • ½ cup of jarred roasted red pepper, sliced 
  • ½ cup of green olives
  • ½ cup of jarred artichokes (preferably jarred in extra virgin olive oil or water)
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and soaked in apple cider vinegar for at least 5 minutes (Drain the vinegar before adding it to the salad)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 3 oz of cubed feta cheese

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of dry oregano seasoning



  1. In a medium pot, place chicken, garlic, shallots, salt, peppercorns, and herbs of choice. Cover the ingredients with chicken stock or water. 
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 155°F. 
  3. Turn off the heat and allow the chicken to continue cooking in the residual heat until it reaches a temperature of 165 F. Take it out of the broth and let it cool completely. 
  4. Once the chicken has cooled, Trim any excess fat for aesthetic reasons, then slice the chicken into thin slices or cubes. 
  5. Add the remaining salad ingredients and dressing ingredients to the sliced chicken.
  6. Gently mix all the ingredients together until well combined. 
  7. Refrigerate the salad for a couple of hours before serving to enhance the flavors.

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