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Grilled Tuscan Chicken with Arugula and Tomatoes


  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small shallot, finely minced
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Prepare grill or griddle to medium high heat.
  2. Place chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound each piece to ½-inch thickness with meat mallet or rolling pin.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Place chicken on grill or griddle then coat with cooking spray; grill chicken 4-5 minutes per side or until done.
  5. Whisk lemon juice, shallots and olive oil; drizzle over arugula and toss well to coat.
  6. Place grilled chicken on plate, top with 1 cup arugula and ¼ of tomatoes.
  7. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.


4 servings

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 259
Calories from fat: 99
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 76mg
Sodium: 401mg
Carbohydrate: 6g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 33g

Recipe by Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD

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