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Close up square photo of a chicken fattoush salad.

Chicken Fattoush Salad

This crunchy and fresh salad is my idea of perfection. Best of all, you can prep the ingredients ahead of time and store in the refrigerator, then simply toss them together and eat when you're ready to enjoy! If you don't have sumac, you can substitute lemon zest or lemon pepper.
Course Main, Salad
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern - Non Authentic
Keyword fattoush
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 391kcal
Author Wendy Polisi



  • 16 ounces chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon za'atar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • 1 small head of romaine lettuce cut into strips
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 1 red onion sliced thin
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • cup fresh mint or parsley or a combination


  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • To Finish
  • 2 slices pita bread toasted or fried, gluten free if necessary


  • Place the chicken in a shallow dish and toss with the oil. Sprinkle with the za'atar, salt, and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Grill for 7 minutes. Flip and grill for 7 to 10 minutes longer, until the internal temperature reaches 160° F. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and herbs.
  • In a blender, combine olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, garlic, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
  • Toss the desired amount of dressing with the vegetables.
  • Tear the pita bread into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the pita pieces to the salad.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1381IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg