Grilled Chicken Salad on a Portobello Mushroom // Paleo // Whole30

I saw these gorgeous Portobello mushrooms at Costco and had to make something with them.  The Huz was out of town, and we didn’t have the boys, so I had my parents over for a taste test.  I’m posting the recipe “as is”, but am noting things at the end I might do/add differently next time 🙂  All that said, I thought it was really good.  Maya chowed it down and asked for more 🙂

Blog Paleo Whole30 Grilled Chicken Salad on Portobello Mushroom-2Blog Paleo Whole30 Grilled Chicken Salad on Portobello Mushroom-1 Blog Paleo Whole30 Grilled Chicken Salad on Portobello Mushroom-3

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 Portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion (sliced into four 1″ thick slices)
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Handfull (about 8-10) cherry tomatoes
  • 3-4 small sweet peppers or I used 1/3 of a yellow, red, and orange pepper
  • 1 Shallot or thick slice of red onion diced
  • 4 Bay leaves (or you could use cilantro)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (basically whatever you need to marinate the chicken and drizzle on the onion and mushrooms)
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste (rosemary-optional)


You can do almost all of it in the Cuisinart if you are pressed for time (which I was).  In my mind I did thicker chunks of everything, but I ran out of time and just threw it all in the food processor :{

  • Marinade the chicken in olive oil, salt and pepper, and dried rosemary (optional)
  • Drizzle a little olive oil on the onion and mushroom and salt/pepper
  • Grill the chicken for 8 minutes each side (can do it on BBQ or on a grill pan inside)
  • During the last 8 minutes of the chicken, put on the onion and the mushrooms-turning after 4 minutes.
  • Toss red onions/shallot, tomatoes, and peppers into a Cuisinart and pulse a few times (or cut into 1/4-1/2″ pieces if you want a more chunky salad)
  • Add in Avocado (salt and pepper to taste.  I barely used any)
  • Once chicken is done, cut into 1/2″ cubes.  Can toss them into the Cuisinart too (which is what I did), or fold into cubed mixture.
  • Layer one onion slice on top of each mushroom and then pile on the salad!  I added Sriracha to mine for some added heat 🙂

What I might do/add next time…

I really liked it, but it was probably too healthy for the Huz and teenage boys… I think a few slices of diced bacon would be amazing!!  Or some freshly grated Parmeson… Maybe some finely diced jalepenos (not in Maya’s though!)?

If anyone makes it, I’d love to hear what you did differently!



We'd love to hear what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s