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light greek salad with grilled chicken in a bowl

Light Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

A simple Greek Salad filled kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomato and feta then topped with marinated grilled chicken and a homemade greek dressing. It’s the perfect light easy dinner recipe for the summer

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Ingredients

Greek Dressing/Marinade:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste

Greek Chicken Salad:

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 6 cups chopped green leaf lettuce
  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • optional: toasted pita bread

Instructions

  1. For the Greek Dressing, to a small bowl add minced garlic, oregano, basil, mustard, red wine vinegar and salt. Whisk to mix everything together. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.
  2. Add chicken breast to a large storage bag or bowl. Pour 1/3 cup of the greek dressing to the chicken. Toss to coat chicken and let marinate for 30 minutes. Reserve for the rest of the dressing for later.
  3. Heat a grill to medium high heat, about 375-400°F. Clean grill grates and spray with cooking spray or rub down with oil soaked rags.
  4. Place chicken on the grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Assemble Salad: To a large bowl add chopped lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, crumbled feta cheese and sliced chicken. Toss with remaining greek dressing and serve.

Notes

** If you need to cut the sodium in this dish, just omit the olives and/or the feta. That’s a huge chunk.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups of salad
  • Calories: 421
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 1059 mg
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg

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