Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken for Two

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How to Make Greek Salad with Chicken

Have a warm-weather supper on the table quickly with this Greek-inspired chicken salad. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus.

Yield: 2 servings, about 3 cups each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, or oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped cooked chicken, (about 6 ounces; see Tip)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe black olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

Whisk vinegar, oil, dill (or oregano), garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add lettuce, chicken, tomato, cucumber, onion, olives and feta; toss to coat.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: If you don't have cooked chicken, poach 8 ounces chicken breast for this recipe. Place boneless, skinless chicken breast in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 343
fat 18 g (5 g sat, 7 g mono)
cholesterol 89 mg
carbohydrates 11 g
protein 31 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 618 mg
potassium 656 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin A (140% daily value), Vitamin C (45% dv), Folate (31% dv), Potassium (19% dv), Calcium (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat

From EatingWell July/August 2009