Mediterranean Chopped Chicken Salad

Recipe and Photo by Michele Narsinghani of @momunderpressure


Mediterranean Chopped Chicken Salad

Sweet and spicy grilled harissa chicken, arugula and spinach, farro, golden raisins, walnuts, and a delicious herby tahini dressing. It’s the best flavor combo!

  • Author: Michele Narsinghani | @momunderpressure
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 60
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Bake + Chop
  • Cuisine: Greek


Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 oz chicken
  • 6 oz greens (spinach, arugula, or mixed)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta
  • 1 tbsp each fresh cilantro and mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup farro, cooked according to package
  • Pickled onions, optional

Chicken Marinade Ingredients (for 8 oz. chicken):

  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Herby Tahini Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/31/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Quick Picked Onions Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider is my favorite)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp whole coriander seeds, optional


  1. Mix together harissa marinade for the chicken and toss with chicken until even coated. Let marinate for 30 minutes then cook chicken until cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165 degrees). A grill pan or cast coated with oil iron works well for this. Set aside to cool then chop into 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. Blend together ingredients for tahini dressing. Use 1/3 cup of water at first and then stream in more if needed to reach desired consistency of dressing. Season to taste with salt.
  3. For pickled red onions combine all ingredients except onions into a small pot. Bring to a gentle boil then add in sliced onions. Remove from heat. Onions should be pickled within 10-15 min. Store leftover onions in a glass jar refrigerated for 2-3 weeks.
  4. Assemble salad with cooked farro, greens, toasted walnuts, raisins, tomatoes, harissa chicken, herbs, pickled onions if desired, and feta. When ready to eat pour 2 oz of tahini dressing over salad and shake well in Pop Bowl!


Thank you to Michele Narsinghani of @momunderpressure for creating this delicious Mediterranean Chopped Chicken Salad for us!  For more of Michele’s recipes, visit her blog and website


Keywords: Mediterranean Chopped Chicken Salad, Salad, chicken, raisins, tomatoes, harissa, pickled onions, feta cheese, mint, tahini, lemon, healthy

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