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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Tips

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 Facts

343 calories; protein 31.1g 62% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 18.5g 28% DV; saturated fat 4.7g 24% DV; cholesterol 89mg 30% DV; vitamin a iu 6797.9IU 136% DV; vitamin c 14.5mg 24% DV; folate 125.9mcg 32% DV; calcium 147.9mg 15% DV; iron 2.1mg 12% DV; magnesium 53.8mg 19% DV; potassium 659mg 19% DV; sodium 581.3mg 23% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.

Reviews (12)

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2013
Great Dinner Salad Easy to prepare salad I added some cucumber carrot black olives and a dash of Tabasco. It was filling and satisfying. Would definitely serve this again. Even my 'meat and potato' husband liked it. Pros: Easy quick simple ingredients Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2013
Straightforward and fairly simple The salad easily accommodates additions or changes according to the maker's personal taste. We usually add just a little less red onion substitute minced garlic for the garlic powder and use chicken thighs in preference to chicken breast (the recipe doesn't specifically call for either). Dressing is super-simple. Some may not like that there's a touch more chopping involved than other quick recipes but it's not that extensive either. Fairly quick prep and if you have leftover chicken that just makes things even simpler. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
This salad was very good just as it. I only had tomatoes broccoli and green peppers so I added that instead of the cucumbers. It was great. It made a whole meal for my husband and I. I love feta cheese so I added that to my salad but my husband does not so he omitted it from his. Each to his own I guess. It was very good either way. I NEVER use salt in any recipe and used a real garlic rather than the powerdered kind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Awesome salad! Simple easy and GREAT for the summer time. Terrific use of leftover chicken from the grill! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Quick easy and tasty!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Awesome salad! I'm vegetarian so I subbed chick peas for the chicken and it was perfect. Great light meal for hot summer nights. Brittany Philadelphia PA Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Oh my gosh!!! This was incredible. My husband said I could make it once a week and he would be happy!!! Wouldn't change a thing!!!! Yummm!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This salad met and exceeded my expectations. Didn't take long to make and was delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Festive Greek Dinner My husband and I LOVED this salad! I made a few changes and they are as follows: 1. I do not like raw red onions so I just added a teaspoon of onion powder to the vinaigrette. 2. I used dried herbs and I used 1/4 teaspoon dill and 1/4 teaspoon oregano instead of just 1/2 teaspoon one or the other. 3. I used about 1/3 an English cucumber (wrapped in plastic) and ran a spoon down the center to remove the seeds. 4. It calls for a medium chopped tomato but I've been having bad luck with tomatoes so I just bought a pint of mixed "baby" tomatoes (cherry grape yellow cherry tiny vine ripened) removed the seeds and diced. 5. It calls for feta and if you've never had feta it tastes almost exactly like really dry mozzarella (think string cheese) only it's slightly tart--I recommend using it although it's a little pricey. 6. Instead of messing two bowls I mixed the vinaigrette in the bottom of the bowl and let it set while I diced my veggies. I added them to the bowl first tossed with dressing and then added the romaine and tossed again. 7. I didn't have any chicken thawed so I used Sara Lee's Deli roasted chicken slices (about three ounces) and diced. I served this with EatingWell's Herb and Garlic Pita Chips (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/garlic_herb_pita_chips.html) and store bought roasted red pepper hummus. Immediately after dinner my husband informed me these recipes were to go straight to the keep folder. I will Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Easy authentic and delicious! This is a great recipe! I seasoned the chicken in Greek spices which added a nice touch. The dressing was surprisingly easy and very authentic. I definitely will make this again! Pros: Very easy to make Cons: None! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Very Satisfying I thought this was very good and filling. My friend really liked it too. I served it with whole wheat pita chips. There is quite a bit of chopping to do though. I didn't feel there was enough dressing so I made more and let each person add more according to their personal taste. Read More