Arugula Chicken Paillard

This easy Paleo chicken recipe makes a tasty dinner, and a fast one, too! It's ready in just 20 minutes, so you'll have time to squeeze it in on even your busiest nights.

Arugula Chicken Paillard
Start To Finish Time:
20 mins


  • 4 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lb. total)

  • Olive oil

  • 3 cup arugula

  • 2 cup shredded fresh baby spinach

  • 2 pink grapefruits, peeled and sliced

  • 1 medium avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced

  • ¾ cup thinly sliced fennel

  • 1 recipe Champagne Vinaigrette

Champaigne Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoon grapefruit juice

  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, flatten chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness.

  2. Lightly grease a panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill, or large skillet with oil. Heat over medium heat or according to manufacturer's directions. Add chicken. If using griddle or grill, close lid and cook 4 minutes or until no longer pink (165°F). (If using skillet, cook 8 minutes, turning once.)

  3. Arrange chicken and next five ingredients (through fennel) on plates. Drizzle with Champagne Vinaigrette.

Champaigne Vinaigrette

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together grapefruit juice, champagne vinegar, olive oil, salt, and ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 54.9mg 275%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 891mg 19%
Folate, total 100.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.