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Greek Salad With Chicken

healthy Greek Chicken Salad with juicy chicken breasts, lots of fresh vegetables, and an easy homemade dressing

Are you looking for a light lunch or a healthy dish but your busy schedule keeps you from cooking your favorite recipes? Well, this Greek Salad With Chicken can be ready in no time and served for lunch or dinner any time of the week.

Greek Chicken Salad is a tasty dish loaded with chicken, seasoned with Mediterranean spices, and topped with feta cheese, crunchy fresh veggies, and juicy olives. You can make it in less than 1 hour, as well as pack it up in a meal prep bowl and you can take it up for work.

This salad is super easy and is packed with protein, fiber, and veggies which makes it nutritious and delicious. It will surely be your all-time favorite chicken salad recipe. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you after one bite! 🙂


A bowl of Greek salad full of juicy chicken, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, feta cheese and onions.
Satisfy your hunger with this healthy crunchy salad.


Why You Will Love This Recipe

If you are on a diet and you constantly worry about the number of calories in your food, then it is recommended to prepare your own version of this Greek Chicken Salad at home to fully control the ingredients, rather than ordering it from a restaurant.

The fresh herbs and veggies make this salad low-carb and the flavorful chicken breasts make it a protein-packed meal. Make it ahead of time and satisfy your hunger while feeling guilt-free at any time. It is a perfect meal for your pre or post workout and a great choice for people who are on a keto diet style.


Tasty chicken breast combined with cherry tomatoes, black olives, onions, cucumbers, feta cheese and seasoned with flavorful spices.
Treat yourself to this healthy yet yummy Greek salad.



What Will You Need for This Recipe?

Lettuce

Sundried tomatoes

Pitted kalamata or black olives

Cucumbers

Cherry tomatoes

Feta cheese

Red onion

Drained capers, optional

Avocado

For the Chicken

Large chicken breast

Olive oil

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Dried Oregano

Paprika

Black pepper

Salt

For the Salad Dressing

Olive oil

Dried oregano

Dried basil

Black pepper

Salt

Cloves of garlic

Vinegar


Easy Steps to Prep

To prepare a perfect Greek Chicken Salad, all you have to do is to follow these step-by-step instructions:

First, slice the chicken breast in half, or you could slice it into thin strips.

Next, add the oil and seasonings.

Then, cook on a skilled on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes, flipping occasionally.

After that, make the dressing by mixing all the dressing ingredients together.

Build the salad by adding chopped lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, sundried tomatoes, olives, red onions, feta, and avocado.

Lastly, top with the chicken and the desired amount of salad dressing, and mix.


Serving Suggestions for Greek Chicken Salad

Lunch or dinner: Serve this salad for lunch or dinner and adjust it to your liking by adding your favorite vegetables. You can also enjoy it as a sandwich in a lettuce or tortilla wrap.

Side dish option: If you are thinking of some side dishes, then this Greek salad with soup would be a great combo! It pairs well with crusty bread or pita, or you can just serve it with some crunchy fries. Give it a try now and let it be your go-to salad!



A bowl of spicy chicken, cherry tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, avocado and cucumbers alongside a jar of tasty sauce.
Your go-to bowl when you need a quick and easy dinner.

Pro Tips for This Delicious Salad

Prepare the dressing in advance. Greek salad dressing can be made a few days ahead of time and kept in a tightly closed mason jar for up to two weeks, but I prefer to use it up sooner.

Never use the entire dressing at once. The salad is sufficiently dressed when it appears lightly dressed and doesn’t drip to the bottom of the dish.

Let the chicken marinate all night!

To make this meal vegetarian, you can skip the chicken or use tofu instead.

Red onions are milder but feel free to use white sweet onions.

You can use Avocado oil in place of olive oil.



A bowl of healthy Greek Salad with Chicken made that consists of chicken breasts sliced into strips, cherry tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, slices of onions and cucumbers and topped with  flavorful spices.
Who said healthy salad should only include veggies?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can Greek salad with chicken be made ahead of time?

Yes, Greek salad with chicken can be assembled ahead of time, but it’s best to store the components separately and assemble the salad just before serving to prevent it from becoming soggy.

Can I freeze this Greek salad?

Although freezing this Greek salad is not advised, the chicken roasted in the Greek yogurt marinate can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Can Greek salad with chicken be made vegetarian?

Yes, you can omit the chicken to make a vegetarian version of Greek salad. Simply increase the amount of vegetables or add other vegetarian proteins such as chickpeas or tofu.


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healthy Greek Chicken Salad with juicy chicken breasts, lots of fresh vegetables, and an easy homemade dressing

Greek Salad With Chicken

Fatimah
Greek salad with chicken, fresh vegetables, and minimal carbs is healthy and simple to create. Ready in about 30 minutes when combined with a homemade Greek dressing, this salad is perfect for your week's meal prep bowls or lunch or dinner.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Calories 1577 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups lettuce chopped
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes drained and chopped
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata or black olives
  • ½ cup cucumbers sliced into half moons
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled or cubed
  • ¼ red onion sliced into wings
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers optional
  • 1 avocado cubed

For the Chicken

  • 1 large chicken breast sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Slice the chicken breast in half, or you could slice it into thin strips.
  • Add the oil and seasonings.
  • Cook on a skilled on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes, flipping occasionally.
  • Make the dressing by mixing all the dressing ingredients together.
  • Build the salad by adding chopped lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, sundried tomatoes, olives, red onions, feta, and avocado.
  • Top with the chicken and desired amount of salad dressing, and mix.

Notes

  • Prepare the dressing in advance. Greek salad dressing can be made a few days ahead of time and kept in a tightly-closed mason jar for up to two weeks, but I prefer to use it up sooner.
  • Never use the entire dressing at once. The salad is sufficiently dressed when it appears lightly dressed and doesn’t drip to the bottom of the dish.
  • Let the chicken marinate all night!
  • You can use Avocado oil in place of olive oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 1577kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 32gFat: 138gSaturated Fat: 31gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 85gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 3151mgPotassium: 3696mgFiber: 26gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 3436IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 738mgIron: 10mg
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