Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad

There are dynamite flavors in this chicken salad that features all the quintessential flavors of a traditional Greek salad. Perfect for a quick lunch or light dinner during the week when you need a fast meal.

Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN

There are dynamite flavors in this chicken salad that features all the quintessential flavors of a traditional Greek salad: good quality black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, lemon – and the all-important dried oregano (which is used in both the chicken marinade and the salad dressing). Too delicious!

Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN
Yield: Serves 4

Greek Chicken Salad

Marinate Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

There are dynamite flavors in this chicken salad that features all the quintessential flavors of a traditional Greek salad. Perfect for a quick lunch or light dinner during the week when you need a fast meal.

Ingredients

  • For the chicken:
  • 4 large chicken breasts (skinless and deboned) (we use Butcher Box meat)
  • 3.5 oz plain yogurt (or homemade yogurt)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 7 oz baby tomatoes, halved
  • ½ green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 4.2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2.1 oz pitted black olives, sliced
  • 2 tsp baby capers, drained
  • For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 TB red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed with a garlic press
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Start with the chicken since this requires at least 3 hours of marinating time. Place the chicken breasts in a large bowl. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
    Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN
  2. Mix well to combine, then cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
    Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN
  3. In the meantime, combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Leave in the fridge for now.
    Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN
  4. When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 340°F. Line a small baking tray with greased foil or parchment paper.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a griddle or stainless steel pan over high heat. Fry the chicken breasts on both sides until charred. Remove and place onto the prepared baking tray. They are far from safely cooked through, which is why we place the tray into the oven to finish cooking for another 15-18 minutes. This method will result in succulent breasts. Once done, leave to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
    Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN
  6. While the chicken is in the oven, make a quick dressing. Simply whisk together all the ingredients.
    Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN
  7. Serve the sliced chicken breasts with the salad and generously pour over the dressing.
    Simple & Delicious Greek Chicken Salad | Real Food RN

Notes

There are a couple of ways to make your own homemade yogurt here and here.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 50g

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