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Greek Chicken Salad with Lemon Dressing

This Greek Chicken Salad with Lemon Dressing is going to change the way you feel about salad. It is loaded up with juicy chicken, feta, olives and veggies.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chicken, gluten free, keto, low carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 524kcal
Author Sara

Ingredients

Greek Salad

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 cups Arugula or green of choice
  • 1 Cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives
  • 1/4 cup Feta Cheese

Lemon Dressing/Marinade

  • 3/4 cup Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tbls Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice about 2-3 large lemons
  • 1 Tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a mason jar and secure lid, then shake until well combined (can also whisk together in a bowl)
    Use 1/4 cup of the dressing to pour over the chicken breasts in a bowl. Toss the chicken with the marinade and let sit for 10-15 minutes (toss ocassionally to coat the chicken)
    When you are ready to start cooking, remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper
  • Cook chicken with your prefered method (see notes)* and let cool
  • Build salad by laying a base of arugula in each bowl, then add sliced chicken and your prefered toppings
    Use remaining dressing to pour over each salad

Notes

how to cook the chicken:

  • Stovetop - Cook in a cast iron skillet over medium heat for 7-10 minutes easy side or until fully cooked through (165'F). If you have really large chicken breasts, you can butterfly them down the middle to help them cook faster and more evenly.
  • Grill - Set grill to medium heat then cook chicken breasts for 5-7 minutes a side or until it reaches an internal temp of 165'F
  • Bake - Preheat oven to 400'F and place chicken in an oven-proof baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until it reaches an internal temp of 165'F

Nutrition

Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 1086mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 824IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg