Greek-Style Chicken Salad

Danielle Dumont

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Greek-Style Chicken Salad is authentic! I’m going to share all I learned during my trip to Greece.  This salad is easy, made with simple ingredients, a no-fuss dressing of good olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon.

Chicken:
• 2-3 chicken breasts (approx 300g total)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and oregano

Dressing:
• 3/4 cup fat-free GreekGreek-Style Chicken Salad yogurt
• 1-2 tbsp hot sauce
• 1 tbsp minced garlic
• squeeze of lemon (I used half a lemon, and add zest from lemon peel if possible)
• salt and pepper (to taste)
• 1/2 tsp dill
• water (to thin out the dressing, about 2 tbsp or to your liking)

Salad:
• 2 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped (approx. 250g of lettuce)
• 1 cup chopped tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes)
• 1 cup chopped cucumbers
• 1 red onion, slices
• 1/4 cup black olives (optional)
• 2 tbsp feta cheese (optional)

Notes:
• For an additional spicy kick, I like to add some crushed chili flakes.
• If you plan to meal prep, separate the sauce and salad and mix when ready to serve.
• This recipe is great to double and make in batches for the week. Eat it straight out of your Tupperware and no need for any reheating. Easy as it gets!
• You can add/remove your veggies of choice! For example, you can switch out lettuce for spinach.
Simply add some spaghetti to make this a chicken pasta salad for a higher carb/calorie alternative!

Serving Size: 2

Calories/Macros (Per Serving):
• Approx. 347 Calories
• 46g Protein
• 17g Carbs
• 11g Fat

2️-Hot Honey Chicken and Rice w/ Guacamole.

Chicken:
• 2 chicken breasts (about 145g each breast)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder, to taste.

Guacamole:
• 1 small avocado
• 1/2 chopped tomato
• 1/2 chopped onion (red or white)
• squeeze Greek-Style Chicken Saladhalf a lime
• season with a pinch of salt and garlic powder
OPTIONAL: chopped jalapeno

 

 

 

 

 

The benefits of chicken salad in Greek style

Greek-Style Chicken Salad is not only satisfies your tastes, but also nourishes your body. Here are some of the health benefits it offers:

High protein content

Chicken breasts in this salad are a source of proteins needed for muscle growth and restoration. With each tasty bite, you’re not only tasting flavors, but also feeding your body with the building blocks it needs to thrive.

Rich in vitamins and minerals

The amount of fresh vegetables provides a treasure of vitamins and minerals. From vitamin C in tomatoes to potassium in cucumbers, every bite contributes to overall well-being. These nutrients strengthen your immune system, promote healthy digestion and promote shiny skin.

Healthy Heart Ingredients

Greek cuisine is known for its beneficial ingredients, and this salad is no exception. Including olive oil, known for its monounsaturated fats, promotes the health of the cardiovascular system. When combined with the omega-3 fatty acids found in chicken, this salad becomes a delicious ally forining a healthy heart.

Benefits of Weight Management

If you monitor your weight, a Greek chicken salad can be a valuable addition to your meal plan. High protein content keeps the feeling of satisfaction longer, which reduces the likelihood of an unhealthy snack. In addition, the abundance of vegetables provides the necessary fiber while keeping the amount of calories under control.

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