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Lemon-Cumin Grilled Chicken Farro Salad

Lemon-Cumin Grilled Chicken Farro Salad

A flavorful grilled chicken breasts rests atop a farro salad filled with all sorts of goodness in this Lemon-Cumin Grilled Chicken Farro Salad.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 528kcal


Grain Salad

  • 1 cup farro
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts toasted
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup tart dried cherries chopped
  • 1 small scallion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper
  • lemon wedges for serving
  • 4 cups lightly packed spinach leaves for serving

Lemon-Cumin Grilled Chicken


  • Pound the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap with a mallet until it is an even thickness about 1/2 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cumin salt and pepper. On both sides of the chicken, rub with olive oil and then rub the spice mixture in.
  • Spray a grill with cooking spray and heat to a medium high heat. Grill about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Remove from the heat and let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes. Slice into 1/2 inch thick slices and drizzle with the lemon juice. (chicken will keep in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days.)
  • In a medium sized pot, combine the farro and enough water to cover by about an inch. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  • In a large bowl combine the farro, toasted walnuts, celery, parsley, dried cherries, scallions, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. (This will keep in fridge in a container for up to 5 days).
  • To serve, place 1 cup of spinach on a plate. Top with about 3/4 cup of the farro salad. Place the sliced chicken breasts on top of the farro. Serve each salad with a lemon wedge for squeezing right before eating.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3325IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3.4mg