Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Vinaigrette

This Grilled Chicken and Vegetables recipe with Tomato Vinaigrette is loaded with perfectly grilled chicken, tons of grilled veggies (whatever vegetables you wish, really), and a delicious tomato-based vinaigrette dressing. It’s the perfect way to throw together dinner without turning the oven on!

Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Vinaigrette

Grilled veggies, perfectly grilled chicken, and my favorite dressing… Dinner is SERVED! The summer is great for so many reasons but one of my favorites is because of the abundance of vegetables available right from the farm. This salad is the best example I know of a summer vegetable bounty. I love how the grilled chicken and veggies are tied together with this savory tomato vinaigrette. This meal is totally customizable based on what vegetables are available to you and is sure to be a new family favorite.

Tips for Grilling Chicken

  1. Marinate your meat! Any meat that has had a change to be infused with flavor will taste better and be juicier (thanks to the addition of salt).
  2. Prep your grill: Make sure your grill is preheated and that the grates are clean! You want to make sure the grill has come up to the proper temperature. Cleaning the grates will ensure your chicken doesn’t stick. Right before you cook you can rub a little oil on your grates as well!
  3. Cook over indirect heat: While you want your grill to be preheated you do not want to cook over direct flame. Cooking over indirect flame will ensure the chicken doesn’t burn before it is cooked through inside.
  4. Cover your grill! Covering your grill will make sure the grill stays hot and that your food cooks quicker.
  5. Use a thermometer! Sure there are plenty of other tricks to figure out if your chicken is properly cooked, but the most fool proof is to use an instant read thermometer. You want it to read 165º in the thickest part of the chicken.

Can I make it without a grill?

Yes! While we love the charred smoky taste of the grill, this dish would still be perfectly acceptable on a grill pan inside of even if you need to, in a regular skillet! Do what works for you, either way a nice marinated juicy piece of chicken will be delicious with all these veggies and tomato vinaigrette.

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Grilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Serves 2

Ingredients

    For the chicken

    For the veggies

    For the Tomato Vinaigrette

    Directions

    • Toss chicken in extra virgin olive oil and spices, set aside
    • Cut veggies and toss in oil and salt, set aside
    • Spray the grill and heat to 350 400 degrees
    • Place the chicken breasts on one side
    • On the other side place a layer of greased tin foil and place the veggies on top
    • Cook for about 7-8 minutes then flip over
    • Cook veggies until desired softness, and cook chicken until fully cooked
    • Make the dressing by combining ingredients in your high-speed blender and blending until smooth
    • Taste and adjust spices as needed
    • Serve with veggies warm or hot over a bed of spinach!
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    Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers

    These Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers are packed with flavor and are so simple to prepare! Serve with a delicious almond butter dipping sauce and you’re in heaven! These make a delicious appetizer or light meal and are gluten-free, Whole30 compliant and Paleo friendly.

    chili lime chicken skewers recipeChili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers Recipe

    I love Summer entertaining and am always looking for a simple, healthy, and flavorful appetizer to make during summer BBQs. These Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers are loaded with flavor and are great for serving a crowd! They take less than 30 minutes to make and will be a party favorite. They’d also make a nice light summer meal when served with a side such as this Herb and Cucumber Salad or some Cauliflower Rice.
     
    To make this dish quickly marinate the chicken with a garlic and lime sauce, then threaded and cook on a hot grill. Serve with the creamy almond butter dipping sauce! Never heard of satay? It’s a popular Indonesian dish of seasoned, skewered meat serve with a dipping sauce. They are jam-packed with flavor and perfect year round because you can cook them on a grill or a grill pan.

    chicken skewers appetizer on a stickIngredients Needed

    • Chicken Breast
    • Coconut Aminos
    • Garlic Chili Paste
    • Sesame Oil
    • Honey
    • Creamy Almond Butter
    • Garlic
    • Fresh ginger

    Why do you need to soak the skewers?

    Soaking the skewers in water before you grill prevents them from burning up! If you’ve ever grilled skewers that haven’t been soaked, you’ll know what I mean. Soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Alternatively, if you have metal skewers you could use those here too.

    chicken satay skewers on a plate

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    Chili Garlic & Lime Chicken Satay Skewers

    Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:20 Serves 4

    Ingredients

      Marinade Ingredients

      Other Ingredients

      • 1 lb. organic boneless skinless chicken tenders

      Directions

      1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together marinade ingredients and set aside.
      2.  Slice chicken into strips and skewer onto bamboo skewers.
      3. Brush chicken with marinade. Set aside extra marinade to use for later.
      4. Using a greased grill pan or grill, cook chicken skewers over medium-high heat for 8 minutes each side, or until chicken is fully cooked through and no pink remains.
      5. Brush with leftover marinade and serve!
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      Moroccan Chicken Burgers with Special Sauce

      These Moroccan Ground Chicken Burgers are packed with flavor and make for the perfect light chicken burger! You’ll love them paired with this delicious simple sauce.

      Moroccan Ground Chicken BurgerMoroccan Ground Chicken Burgers Recipe

      These healthy ground chicken burgers are my all-time favorite. They are light, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner. They are made with ground chicken and made special with added carrots and Moroccan flavors. And don’t forget to dress them up with all your favorite fixin’s and add that special sauce!

      I love food that is Moroccan flavored, no surprise given previously published recipes such as Moroccan Chermoula Carrots, One Pan Moroccan Fish and Moroccan Eggplant. And I can’t deny my love for Moroccan food didn’t fuel my desire to travel to Morocco two years ago!

      Ingredient Needed:

      • Ground chicken
      • Onion
      • Garlic
      • Sriracha
      • Cumin
      • Salt and Pepper
      • Cinnamon
      • Ginger
      • Carrots
      • Lemon
      • Cayenne pepper

      Easy chicken burger with Moroccan spices

      Tips for Making Chicken Hamburgers

      Making burgers from ground chicken can be a sticky situation! Mix up the ingredients with a silicone / rubber spatula to avoid getting your hands covered. Then when you are ready to form the patties make sure you have a bowl of fresh cold water near you. Having wet hands makes it easier to work with the chicken mixture!

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      Moroccan Chicken Burger

      Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Serves 5

      Ingredients

      • Moroccan Chicken Burgers
      • 1 pound ground chicken
      • 1/2 onion grated
      • 1 garlic clove, minced
      • 1 teaspoon sriracha
      • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
      • Pinch cinnamon
      • 1-inch chunk ginger, grated (about 1 teaspoon)
      • 1/2 cup grated carrot (About 1 carrot, grated)
      • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
      • Optional: pinch cayenne pepper

      Sauce

      • 1/4 cup mayo (homemade or store-bought made with avocado or olive oil)
      • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, more to taste
      • 1/2 teaspoon dill
      • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

      Garnishes

      Directions

    • In a large bowl combine ground chicken with all remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. Form into 4 patties. If the chicken mixture is sticky, wet your hands before forming each patty.
    • Grease grill and heat to medium heat. Place burgers onto the grill and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through.
    • While grilling whisk together sauce ingredients.
    • Assemble burgers and serve immediately.
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      Bruschetta Chicken

      With summer in full swing, this simple Grilled Bruschetta Chicken recipe is calling your name! Perfectly marinated chicken is grilled up, sliced and topped with a fresh and bright tomato and basil bruschetta. A delicious dinner that’s gluten-free, low-carb and paleo and whole30 friendly.

      easy bruschetta with grilled chicken

      Easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

      This Bruschetta Chicken is perfect anytime of the year now that you can find ripe greenhouse tomatoes year round. However this is especially on point during grilling season when farm, fresh tomatoes are everywhere. It’s the perfect semi no cook meal when the weather begs for you to cook and eat outside. The chicken is marinated to perfection, grilled, and topped with a delicious fresh tomato bruschetta. It’s perfect on it’s own, but if you want you can serve it with a light salad or with pasta! This dish is already gluten-free and low-carb but leave out the cheese for a Whole30 compliant or paleo meal.

      What is Bruschetta?

      Bruschetta (pronounced bru-sketta in case you ever find yourself in Italy and want to do as the Italians do) is an Italian appetizer of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil, and sometimes topped with other things like tomatoes. In American culture bruschetta usually means bread topped with diced tomatoes and basil, and sometimes cheese. Our recipe takes the idea of the grilled bread, and uses grilled chicken instead for a heartier more nutrient dense version, making it appropriate as a meal (and dang delicious!)

      bowl of bruschetta

      Easy Bruschetta Chicken Ingredients

      • Boneless + skinless chicken breasts
      • Olive oil
      • Balsamic Vinegar
      • Fresh Tomatoes
      • Red Onion
      • Garlic
      • Basil
      • Fresh mozzarella

      How to Serve Bruschetta Chicken

      This recipe is intended to be a stand alone dish! But it wouldn’t be out of place to serve it with some pasta (spaghetti or linguine might be nice), spaghetti squash or cauliflower rice. It also could be great on a bed of tender greens like spinach or arugula!

      Can I make it without a grill?

      Yes! While we love the charred smoky taste of the grill, this dish would still be perfectly acceptable on a grill pan inside of even if you need to, in a regular skillet! Do what works for you, either way a nice marinated juicy piece of chicken will be delicious topped with this tomato salad.

      easy bruschetta chicken dinner

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      Bruschetta Chicken
      Serves 4
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      Prep Time
      15 min
      Cook Time
      20 min
      Prep Time
      15 min
      Cook Time
      20 min
      For the Chicken
      1. 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
      2. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
      3. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
      4. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
      5. 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
      Bruschetta
      1. 4 tomatoes
      2. 1/2 red onion, finely diced
      3. 1 garlic clove, minced fine
      4. 1 to 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
      5. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
      6. Salt, to taste
      7. Black pepper, to taste
      8. 1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil, chopped
      9. Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup fresh chopped mozzarella
      10. Additional basil, for garnish
      Instructions
      1. Season chicken with salt and pepper then place chicken, balsamic, and oil into a resealable ziplock bag or glass marinating dish. Let marinade for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
      2. When ready to grill, grease grill and heat to medium heat.
      3. Add chicken and let cook for 7 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through.
      4. While grilling, combine all bruschetta ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine.
      5. Top chicken with bruschetta and serve immediately.
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      Strawberry and Mango Salsa Chicken

      This Strawberry and Mango Salsa Chicken is the perfect light dish on a spring or summer night! It has contrasting sweet and savory flavors that make it so good! This mango chicken is also easy to put together and pairs so well with many other dishes! It’s gluten-free and paleo too!

      Grilled Mango Salsa Chicken Recipe

      With grilling season upon us, this Grilled Strawberry and Mango Salsa Chicken should be on weekly rotation! We can’t get enough of grilling with a touch of sweetness! The best part of this delicious dish is that it’s simple to prepare, and EVERYONE is going to love it! The chicken is marinated in a sweet mango puree and then grilled to perfection and topped with a fresh mango and strawberry salsa. It’s gluten-free, paleo and just dang delicious!

      Why We Love Mangos

      Did you know that mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber? And they’re super delicious, of course! They are rich in antioxidants as well, which help fight free radicals. A diet rich in mangos and other vitamin C rich fruits can help aid in improving gut health as well!

      fresh mango salsaHow do you cut a mango?

      There are a lot of different methods out there for cutting mangos. Some say to peel the mango and slice. We found the easiest way is to slice off two chunks of the mango on the flat side. Then cut up the pieces while it’s still in the skin and then scoop it out.

      Alternatively you could also cut the mango halves, then using a glass similar in size scope out the mango in one large chunk. Then dice it up!

      Can you swap out other fruits?

      We love this with mango and strawberries, but you could probably substitute a few other sweet fruits here, such as pineapple or peaches!

      Using a Grill Pan or a Grill

      Our first choice for cooking this recipe is to cook it on an outdoor grill. Since this chicken has a sweet mango marinade, cooking it on the grill where there is more air circulation is better and there is less likely of a chance to burn. However, we have tested it on a grill pan and it works, but you shouldn’t leave too much of the marinade on the chicken before placing on the pan to grill since it has a tendency to burn before it is cooked through.

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      Grilled Mango Chicken with Strawberry Mango Salsa
      Serves 4
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      Prep Time
      20 min
      Cook Time
      20 min
      Prep Time
      20 min
      Cook Time
      20 min
      Ingredients
      1. 1 1/2 pound organic boneless chicken breasts, about 4 breasts
      2. 1/2 mango, pureed
      3. 1 tablespoon honey
      4. 1 teaspoon coconut aminos
      5. 1/2 lime, juiced
      6. Pinch fine sea salt
      7. Pinch black pepper
      Strawberry Mango Salsa
      1. 1 cup mango, cubed
      2. 1 cup strawberries, diced
      3. 1/4 red onion, finely diced
      4. 1 teaspoon lime juice
      5. Fresh cilantro, basil, or mint, chopped
      Instructions
      1. Slice mango in half and scoop out the flesh. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
      2. In a bowl, mix together mango puree, honey, coconut amigos, lime, salt and pepper.
      3. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
      4. Add chicken and mixture into a glass dish or resealable plastic bag and let marinade in the refrigerator for at minimum 30 minutes, up to 8 hours.
      5. When ready to grill, grease grill with oil and heat to medium heat.
      6. Grill chicken for about 10 minutes on each side, brushing remaining marinade on it when flipping, until no pink remains. Time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts.
      7. While grilling, mix together salsa ingredients.
      8. Top chicken with salsa and enjoy!
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      Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus

      Need a delicious light dinner that doesn’t require much cooking and is so DELICIOUS? Then this Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus is just what you need to make tonight! This seasonal and bright dinner is perfect for a night you still want something delicious but don’t want to cook much. It’s also gluten-free, paleo, low carb and whole30 friendly. Made in partnership with my friends at Shenandoah Valley Organic (SVO Farmer Focus)!

      Instant Pot Lemon Chicken for DinnerEasy Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Recipe

      This Instant Pot Lemon Chicken recipe with asparagus and artichokes is exactly why we love the Instant Pot! It cooks up delicious meals, using mostly hands-off cooking, and quickly! We love how flavorful this dish is with the bright lemon that compliments the earthy artichokes, asparagus and hearty chicken. This meal is pretty low-carb on its own, but if you’d like you can serve it alongside pasta, rice or cauliflower rice.

      Of course, not all of the ingredients cook at the same time so there are a few steps in this recipe. It’s not difficult though, and it makes it so that you are mostly just placing ingredients inside the instant pot, and then letting it work it’s magic!

      Here’s what you need:

      • SVO Farmer Focus chicken breasts
      • Dried oregano
      • Salt and Red Pepper Flakes
      • Garlic
      • Chicken stock
      • Lemon
      • Asparagus
      • Canned artichoke quarters
      • Arrowroot starch

      Ingredients for Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

      How to Prep Asparagus

      Asparagus is in season throughout the spring. Look for asparagus in the store with medium sized spears that have dry tips. Try giving the tips of the asparagus a quick smell, it should be earthy and fresh. If it smells funky, pass on them.

      To clean asparagus rinse the spears to remove any grit. The end of the spear is woody. You can snap off the bottom and they will naturally break where the woody part is. Alternatively, if you prefer not to lose too much asparagus you could cut off 1″ of the stem and peel a few layers off of an additional 1-2″ of the spears.

      How To Cook Asparagus in the Instant Pot

      The timing for this asparagus is based off of fairly average supermarket asparagus. If your asparagus is very thin, you might be better off cooking the asparagus on the saute mode in the lemon broth instead. Simply saute until al dente. For average asparagus:

      1. Clean the asparagus
      2. Place in instant pot and cook on low pressure for ZERO minutes. The Instant Pot is cooking the food while it’s coming up to pressure and this is just the correct amount needed to cook the asparagus. 
      3. Use the quick release function

      Lemon chicken in instant pot

      I am so happy to partner with my friends at SVO Farmer Focus to bring you today’s easy Instant Pot chicken recipe! Shenandoah Valley Organic (SVO) is my go-to trusted, farmer focus, chicken company for years now because they pride themselves in producing the highest quality chicken grown on family-owned farms.

      These days you can go to the grocery store and *think* that you are picking up chicken that comes from an all-natural sounding brand that does things right, but then unfortunately if you look further into who owns that chicken company, you might be surprised to find out that it’s just the giant chicken manufacturer in this country.

      Shenandoah Valley Organic is building partnerships with growers through a Farmer Focus Business Model

      I love that with SVO Farmer Focus you know that they are supporting their farmers and is a company that is working hard to do things right and truly raise and produce the highest quality chicken! Every SVO Farmer Focus product includes a 4-letter farm I.D. that traces your chicken to the farm that raised it. How cool is that? So aside from the best quality chicken (truly), Farmer Focus also delivers the peace of mind that I am supporting hard working family farmers.

      SVO chickens are humanely raised and fed a diet free from animal byproducts, pesticides, and antibiotics. On their website you can see where all of the farms are located, so you know just where your chicken was raised!

      You can also use their easy store locator to find where you can get this amazing quality chicken near you.

      organic chicken for instant pot

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      Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus

      Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:09 Inactive Time 00:15 Total Time 00:29 Serves 4

      Ingredients

      • 1-½ lbs. SVO Farmer Focus chicken breasts or chicken thigh
      • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1 teaspoon pepper
      • Pinch red pepper flakes
      • 4 cloves garlic, minced
      • 1/2 cup chicken stock
      • 2 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
      • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
      • 2 bunches asparagus
      • 1- 15 ounce can artichoke quarters
      • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
      • Lemon wedges, to serve

      Directions

      1. Place chicken breasts, oregano, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, chicken stock, lemon juice and zest in a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot. Mix together to combine and make sure that the chicken is not stacked on top of each other.
      2. Cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes and once done use the quick release function. Remove chicken, cover to keep warm and set aside.
      3. Take 2 tablespoons of brine from the artichokes and place it in the pot. Drain the remainder of the brine and add artichokes and asparagus to the pot. Cook on manual LOW pressure for 0 minutes. Use the quick release function when done.
      4. Slice the chicken and divide on four plates along with artichokes and asparagus. (see note about warming up chicken)
      5. If desired you can thicken up the sauce at this point: Press the saute function. Add 1 teaspoon of arrowroot to a small bowl and scoop out some of the lemon liquid and whisk it with the arrowroot to create a slurry. Return it to the pot and let cook until it has thickened to your desired consistency. Drizzle over the chicken, asparagus and artichokes and serve with wedges of lemon.

      Recipe Notes

      1. The timing for this asparagus is based off of fairly average supermarket asparagus. If your asparagus is very thin, you might be better off cooking the asparagus on the saute mode in the lemon broth instead. Simply saute until al dente.
      2. Yes this is supposed to say ZERO minutes. The Instant Pot is cooking the food while it’s coming up to pressure and this is just the correct amount needed to cook the asparagus.
      3. You do not need to thicken this sauce up, this step can be skipped and the sauce served as is.
      4. If you are looking for a more carb-heavy dinner serve over pasta or with rice.
      5. If your chicken has cooled too quickly in between steps, place the chicken back in the pot in the liquid when thickening up the sauce to warm up briefly.
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