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Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Simple, fresh and flavourful ingredients make this Greek salad with Grilled Chicken one you'll want to make over and over again!

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Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken served on platter.

I love eating salads in the summer, and this Greek lettuce salad with Grilled Chicken is a favourite of mine. The delicious combination of fresh vegetables, feta cheese and olives, means this healthy low-calorie Greek salad is often on my menu.

Greek Salad served with Chicken

Though this isn't an authentic Greek salad, as a true Greek salad doesn't contain any lettuce or chicken, this salad is loaded with traditional Greek ingredients and flavours.

How to Make Grilled Chicken for Greek Salad

Only simple ingredients are needed to make this easy salad. And if you have a well-stocked refrigerator and pantry, you may already have all the ingredients needed.

The recipe for this salad is adapted from Dave Lieberman's recipe for Greek salad with oregano marinated chicken, you can find his recipe here. The flavourful grilled chicken transforms this salad from a side dish to the main course.

The simple marinade used to flavour the chicken also helps to tenderize and keep the grilled chicken moist. To maximize the flavour of the grilled chicken, make sure to marinate it at least for a couple of hours before you grill it.

You'll see I've included a bit of honey in the chicken marinade. Honey gives the chicken an added layer of flavour and a beautiful colour.

Platter with a grilled chicken breast on top of a green salad.

Greek Salad Dressing

A Greek salad dressing is simple to make and requires basic ingredients:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Small garlic clove
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a medium jar. Shake the jar well and top the salad with the dressing right before serving. Store remaining dressing in the refrigerator in a sealed jar.

Greek style salad served on large white oval plate.

You could also serve this Greek salad (without the grilled chicken) as a side dish. Serve it with grilled fish, shrimp, steak, Kafta Kebabs or roast chicken. They are all great choices. Enjoy!

More Favourite Summer Salads

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Adapted from Dave Lieberman
Simple, fresh and flavourful ingredients make this Greek salad with Grilled Chicken one you'll want to make over and over again!
4.73 from 11 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4
Calories 325 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Grilled Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove small garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. honey optional

For the Salad Dressing:

  • 4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 clove small garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups romaine lettuce (small head) rinsed, dried and chopped, or lettuce of your choice
  • 2 mini cucumbers
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1/2 sweet pepper colour of your choice
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 16 Kalamata olives pitted

Instructions
 

To marinate the chicken:

  • In a non reactive container, combine olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, pepper, honey (if using) and chicken breasts.
  • Rub chicken breasts with mixture, making sure they are well coated.
  • Marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.

To prepare the dressing:

  • Combine all salad dressing ingredients in small bowl or jar and whisk well.

To grill the chicken:

  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Heat a grill to medium-high.
  • Grill the chicken about 6 minutes on each side, or until done.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.

To assemble the salad:

  • Wash and chop romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet pepper and onion. Place vegetables in bowl. Top with crumbled feta cheese and pitted olives.
  • Add part of dressing to the salad reserving some dressing to drizzle onto chicken. Toss salad with dressing.
  • Arrange salad on platter, top with sliced chicken and drizzle with a bit more of the salad dressing.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. To maximize the flavour of the chicken, make sure to marinate it at least of couple of hours before you grill it.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 16gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 643mgPotassium: 711mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 7085IUVitamin C: 35.6mgCalcium: 136mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword Greek Salad, Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken, Grilled Chicken Salad
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