Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad


If you¿re in a hurry come suppertime, turn to this chicken and cucumber salad. This light dinner is packed with protein, remarkably versatile, and comes together in just 20 minutes.

Chicken Tomato Cucumber Dinner Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 5 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 1 - 1 ¼ pound chicken breast tenders

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 medium cucumber, cut in thin ribbons

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • ½ cup pitted green olives, halved and/or sliced

  • 4 ounce feta cheese (optional)


  1. In large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil over medium heat. Lightly sprinkle chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in hot oil for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until no pink remains.

  2. For vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar combine remaining oil, vinegar, thyme, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; shake to combine.

  3. On four dinner plates arrange chicken, cucumber ribbons, sliced tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle vinaigrette over salads.


  1. Substitute fish for chicken, zucchini or carrots for cucumbers, halved cherry or grape tomatoes for sliced tomatoes, and pitted Kalamata or ripe olives for the olives.


olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
23g Fat
7g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 569mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 700mg 15%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
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.

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