Healthy Grilled Chicken and Watermelon over Baby Kale

This grilled chicken and watermelon over baby kale is a healthy salad that you can enjoy anytime.

Grilled Chicken and Watermelon over Baby Kale

Summer is here and I have been busily working on recipes that don’t involve using my stove or oven. It is just too hot this summer so my grill and I are becoming really good friends lately.

If you have been following me for awhile, you know I am not into fast foods, chemicals, or anything unnatural in my food. My kids joke that I am a nutrition ninja :-).


Watermelon is fresh, juicy, and summer is peak season for fresh watermelon. Watermelon is good in so many different recipes, both sweet and savory. It makes a delicious chilled watermelon soup. You can even spike a watermelon and make cocktails at your next party!

Grilled Chicken Watermelon Salad

Baby Kale

Fresh baby kale is delicious and when it is small, it is slightly sweet.

There are many ways you could cook the chicken for this chicken salad recipe. I like to grill my chicken, but you can also use baked chicken, roasted chicken, or boiled chicken for this chicken salad.

How to make grilled chicken salad:

This salad is really easy to make and is ready in under 30 minutes.


Preheat your grill and use the brush to clean the grill grate. I took the fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts and added thyme, salt and pepper. Next, rub olive oil on the chicken and then squeeze lime juice on top. Grill until the temperature of each breast is 165 degrees.

grilled whole

Remove from the grill and place foil over the chicken for 10 minutes to allow it to rest.

sliced chicken

Slice the chicken and place on top of the watermelon and baby kale. Drizzle with dressing, feta, and fresh mint.

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Grilled Chicken and Watermelon over Baby Kale

Grilled Chicken and Watermelon over Baby Kale
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 1 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1 package organic baby kale
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + olive oil to coat chicken
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • lime juice to squeeze over the raw chicken
  • thyme salt, and pepper to taste
  1. Turn grill on to heat up.
  2. Remove raw chicken breasts and put on a plate.
  3. Sprinkle salt, thyme, and pepper to taste on each side.
  4. Rub olive oil over chicken.
  5. Squeeze a lime over the chicken to add lime flavor.
  6. Put chicken breasts on grill to cook.
  7. Put baby kale into a salad bowl.
  8. Top with watermelon chunks.
  9. Place cooled chicken breast slices onto salad.
  10. Top with fresh mint and feta cheese.
  11. In a small dish, combine lime juice, olive oil and vinegar.
  12. Mix and sprinkle over salad.

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  1. This sounds wonderful… and I have all the ingredients so may be my dinner tonight.

  2. Light and healthy recipe for summer!

  3. Foster Farms chicken sounds fantastic – that is the kind of chicken I want to buy for my family! Love this delicious salad recipe as well. What a lovely, refreshing summer lunch.

  4. What a perfect Summer salad

  5. I love all these fresh salads I’m seeing and this one is no exception – yum!

  6. Nice clean naturally gluten free ingredients and organic chicken. That’s my kind of salad!

  7. Such a lovely salad! I’ve never had any of Foster Farms chicken (never seen it in my area), but sounds like a good option!

  8. Such a wonderful summer salad.

  9. This is such a fresh beautiful dish! YUM!

  10. I actually have everything I need to make this.

  11. What a great combination of flavors! I much prefer baby kale to the regular kale (which I only like cooked) πŸ™‚

  12. Watermelon and Kale is a very interesting combination. I must try this recipe by making a vegetarian version. It looks flavorful and healthy.

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