Chicken and Watercress Salad Recipe | PBS Food

Chicken and Watercress Salad


Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4



  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for grill
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 bunches watercress thick stems trimmed
  • 1 bunch radishes trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado diced


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, combine oil and lemon juice; season dressing with salt and pepper.
  2. Lay chicken flat. Holding a sharp knife parallel to work surface, split each chicken breast in half horizontally. Cover with plastic wrap and pound each piece with the flat side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a small pan until inch thick. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons dressing and sprinkle with cumin.
  3. Clean and oil grill. Grill chicken until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side. To bowl with dressing, add watercress, radishes, and avocado and toss to combine. Serve chicken topped with watercress salad.
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