Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard

by Marla on October 9, 2013 · 19 comments

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Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard | Gluten Free, Paleo recipe |

I reaallllly wanted to post pancakes today. But I thought for the sake of balance we needed somethin’ savory. I’m all about balance over here.

We grill all year round (thankfully I have a covered deck.) This Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard dish is simple to prepare, well balanced and most of all super tasty!

Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard | Gluten Free, Paleo recipe |

This is a gluten free, grain free ~ super high energy meal.

Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard | Gluten Free, Paleo recipe |

It won’t let you down no matter what you have planned.

For you grain free, Paleo folks this is all you need. Lots of protein over fresh veggies.

Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard | Gluten Free, Paleo recipe |

I’ll be short & sweet with words today. Busy day ahead!

Hope you have a GREAT one.

Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard | Gluten Free, Paleo recipe |

Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Chard


  • 1 pound Chicken Breast (pounded thin) or Chicken Tenders
  • 1 bunch Rainbow or Swiss Chard
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese


  • Preheat grill to medium high. Toss chicken with some olive oil and season with garlic salt, pepper & smoked paprika. Grilled for a few minutes each side until cooked through. Flip one time during cooking to get nice grill marks.
  • Wash, dry and trim swiss chard. Remove the green leaves from the ribs, also slice the ribs. Heat a splash of oil in a skillet. Add the chopped shallot and cook for a few minutes over medium heat. Add the chopped chard stems, increasing heat to medium high. Cook about 6 minutes to soften. Add some more oil and the chard leaves one handful at a time. Toss with tongs. Reduce heat back to medium, cover and cook for another 5 minutes until chard is cooked through. Season with garlic salt, pepper and smoked paprika to taste.
  • Top with grilled chicken and parmesan cheese.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenny Flake October 9, 2013 at 6:10 am

What a great dish Marla! Colorful, healthy and makes a great dinner! xoxo


2 Julie @ Table for Two October 9, 2013 at 6:13 am

such a great idea for rainbow chard! i love that grilled chicken for a healthier alternative!


3 Rosa October 9, 2013 at 6:18 am

A delicious combination and wonderful meal!




4 Maria October 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

I need to use chard more often! Thanks for the reminder!


5 Ali @ Inspiralized October 9, 2013 at 6:50 am

This looks so healthy and delicious, definitely giving it a try! Thanks for sharing :)


6 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque October 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

I could use a shot of energy today!! Perfect plate, Marla.


7 Marian (Sweetopia) October 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

Love this, Marla!


8 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

Wonderful week night dish!


9 naomi October 9, 2013 at 11:02 am

I definitely need to use chard more– great recipe!


10 Kevin @ Closet Cooking October 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

What a nice light and healthy dinner!


11 HeatherChristo October 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm

We have really been trying to eat like this a lot lately Marla- clean!! (not to mention beautiful!) and I am sure delicious!


12 Tieghan October 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Perfect dinner! We grill year round too (no covered deck though!), so I can see this as a regular!


13 Jeanette October 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Love how simple and healthy this dish is Marla – Rainbow chard is one of my favorites!


14 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Mmmm…I would love some of this right now! Looks great, Marla! :)


15 Julia | October 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Grilled chicken over Swiss chard is the kind of meal that I like for lunch: it’s light, it’s got protein, fiber, and really good flavors


16 Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily October 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Chard is one of my favorite veggies. I love the simplicity of this, no excuse not to make even on a busy weekday!


17 Ashley@BakerbyNature October 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

I just tried chard for the first time last year and fell hard for it! This dish is gorgeous, Marla :)


18 Gaby October 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I never make chard and this has totally inspired me to start using it!


19 Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts October 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Lovely colors, Marla. I’m just realizing that I’d better get my chard planted if I’m to have anything growing over winter!


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