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Smoky Summer Chicken Salad

This smoky summer chicken salad is incredible! So much flavor from grilled chicken, sweet cherry tomatoes, corn, cheddar cheese and a secret ingredient!
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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or chopped
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels (raw, grilled, cooked, frozen, etc!)
  • cup sliced scallions
  • ¼ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat your grill to the highest setting.
  • Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Brush them with olive oil. PLace the chicken on the grill and cook for 6 minutes per side. When finished, let the chicken rest for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, cube or shred the chicken.
  • Place the chicken, tomatoes, corn, scallions and cheese in a large bowl. Toss it together.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, liquid smoke, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and toss well. Combine and stir until every bit is covered. Serve the chicken on croissants or toast with lettuce or microgreens.
  • This stays great in the fridge for about 3 days. It tastes even better!

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