Greek Salad with Chicken

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Enjoy fresh spinach and veggies, tender chicken, and great flavor in this Greek Salad with Chicken.

Greek Salad with Chicken | Good Cheap Eats

I’ve said it before: I’m a salad girl. I love having salads as my main meal at lunch and as a regular side at dinner. They provide a great way to get all your veggies in a delicious, fresh way. If you haven’t already made a round of salads for your lunches this week, now is a great time to do it!

This Greek Salad with Chicken is so easy and so make-ahead, you’ll want to add it to your regular rotation of Awesomeness on a Plate. For years I’ve enjoyed my homemade Greek seasoning in a number of dishes. It adds a great punch to grilled meats, rice dishes, and salad dressings, particularly here in spicing up the chicken as well as the dressing.

I choose to top this salad with veggies that I traditionally associate with Greek fare: red onion, black or Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, artichokes, and spinach. I’m not sure how long avocados have been available in Greece, but they work here, so let’s go with it.

I also toss on a bit of feta, because I like it, and it goes with the theme. I can’t remember when I first tasted feta cheese, but we became fast friends. It’s no wonder that a Greek salad is one of my favorites. It’s generally packed with great flavors, including but not limited to feta cheese. It’s tangy, saltiness is so so delicious; you don’t need a lot, just a little goes a long way. (If you’re going dairy-free for whatever reason, you can leave it off. Or try goat’s milk feta cheese if some dairy is okay.)

If you’re a salad lover, you’ll love this salad.

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Greek Salad with Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Enjoy fresh spinach and veggies, tender chicken, and great flavor in this Greek Salad with Chicken.
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken, greek salad, Greek salad with chicken, salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 636 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken tenders or boneless chicken cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon Greek Spice Blend
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 large cucumber sliced (or 2 small Persian cucumbers)
  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts drained, and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup ripe black or Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles optional
  • 1/2 red onion (about 1/3 cup coarsely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan until shimmering. Add the chicken and 1 tablespoon Greek Spice Blend. Cook, turning frequently, until the chicken is done, about ten minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, divide the spinach among four plates, or plastic boxes with lids if packing for work or school. Divide the cucumber slices, avocados, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, cheese, and onion among the four dishes.
  3. When the chicken is done, remove it from the heat to a cutting board and chop it into bite sized pieces. Divide the chicken among the salads. If you’re making the salads in advance, allow the chicken to cool before adding it to the dish.
  4. In a small jar place the white wine vinegar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon Greek spice blend, additional black pepper to taste, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix to blend well. Serve the dressing on the side. Salads can be prepped and stored in the fridge for up to four days.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/4 of the recipe. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Salad with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 636 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 1103mg48%
Potassium 1420mg41%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 5304IU106%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 255mg26%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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Comments

  1. This looks not only beautiful but delicious!

    I just created a chickpea salad with these same flavors.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. (Your water in the background looks yummy, too!)

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