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Chicken Bulgur Wheat Salad with Figs & Pomegranate

Bulgur wheat salad is a quick meal. With chicken breast, dried figs and pomegranates, this wheat bulgur recipe comes together in a pinch.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Entrees, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: bulgur wheat salad, wheat bulgur recipe
Calories: 402kcal


Chicken Marinade

  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Salt

Bulgur Wheat Salad


  • Pour all marinade ingredients over chicken. Refrigerate until ready to grill, a minimum of 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Warm up the skillet grill and lay marinated chicken to grill on each side for about 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Meanwhile, wash and rinse bulgur. Saut√© for 1 minute with oil over heat, then pour in water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.¬†
  • Once bulgur is done, pour in a bowl and cool off for a few minutes.
  • On top of bulgur add in pomegranate seeds, roasted almonds, and chopped dried figs. Then, pour on dressing ingredients. Toss everything well and adjust dressing to taste.
  • Serve with grilled chicken fanning the top or next to the bulgur.


Recipe and photos by Wafa Shami


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg