Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Grilled Chicken

5 from 1 vote

Get your protein from this rustic, low-calorie entree!

30-Day Weight Loss Meal Plan

This warm, healthy meal packs a load of nutrients and plenty of simple, rustic flavors. Barley is high in fibers, while chickpeas are legumes that are high in both fiber and protein. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful, natural antioxidant. Grilling the chicken and using just the white meat is a lean and healthy way to get even more protein out of your meal. You’ll love this marvelous salad bursting with nutrition!

5 from 1 vote

Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Grilled Chicken

High in protein and fiber, this dish has warm, rustic flavors that everyone will enjoy.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.75 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 cup barley uncooked
  • 12 ounces chicken fillet
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups chickpeas pre-cooked
  • sage fresh, bunch
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Over high heat, in a pot of salted water, put the barley and bring to a boil. When it boils, cover and simmer on low heat for 1/2 hour or until tender. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
  • Over medium-high heat, in a hot griddle, grill the chicken for 2 minutes each side if thin or more if the cut is thicker. When they are cooked, chop then set aside.
  • Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, sautè the tomatoes for 1 minute.
  • Add the chickpeas, barley, and sage. Toss for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken.
  • Season with balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss for 1 minute.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 342mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14
Keywords Budget-Friendly

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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  1. When I import this recipe “Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Grilled Chicken” into my food tracker Fitness Pal the nutritional breakdown is 296 calories per serving and yours is 173 calories. The only thing I changed was a bunch of fresh sage to 2 tsp dried Sage spice and this would reduce the calories. My tracker had sage leaves fresh herb 1/2 cup of leaves at 48 calories versus 2 tsps of dried leaves and it came out at 5 calories.

    I hope this makes sense.

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