Herbed Greek Chicken Salad


Another venture into Mediterranean recipes brought me this delicious, yet simple, salad with chicken.

I didn’t realize how much I loved the subtle tastes of these foods until I took my first bite of salad.  My eyes closed and all I could say was “Mmmm…this is really good.”

This is a pretty healthy dish–protein, veggies, some healthy fats.  Sounds like a pretty good option for lunch today, right?

Herbed Greek Chicken Salad
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  1. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  2. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  3. 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  5. Cooking spray
  6. 1 lb. thin sliced skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch cubes
  7. 5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  8. 1 cup plain yogurt
  9. 2 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  10. 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  11. 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  12. 1 cup peeled, chopped English cucumber
  13. 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  14. 6 pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  15. 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  1. In a small prep bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Place the cubed chicken in a medium bowl toss with the herb mixture.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray, then add the chicken. Saute until chicken is done. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and stir. Remove from pan.
  4. In another small bowl, combine remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, tahini and garlic. Stir well.
  5. Combine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and olives in a large bowl.
  6. Place 2 1/2 cups of lettuce mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1/2 cup chicken and 1 tablespoon cheese. Drizzle each serving with 3 tablespoons yogurt mixture.
  1. I was not able to drizzle the yogurt dressing because it was pretty thick. You will probably need to thin this out, maybe with a little milk? I wouldn’t increase the amount of lemon juice.
  2. I found tahini by the peanut butter at my local Wal-Mart.
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