Taste of the Med: Greek Lemon-Dill Grilled Chicken Salad

I found this recipe on Weight Watcher’s website while looking for something to do with the chicken breasts I had pulled out of the freezer.  I was looking for something fresh and light for a Thursday night and this seemed like the perfect recipe.

Ever since spending a month in Greece a few years ago, I have yearned to recreate some of the flavors I experienced.  This recipe got me a few steps closer with the lemon-dill grilled chicken that is reminiscent of chicken souvlaki.  Branden and I both really enjoyed this salad and it was suprisingly really filling.  The fresh flavors made this an instant summer time hit that would be beautiful served at a intimate dinner with friends in the back yard.  Execution was a cinch and I can’t say I’d change anything about this recipe (except maybe add some more cucumbers because we pretty much devoured them!).

Enjoy!

  • 6 TBS water
  • 1 1/2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 1/2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breast
  • 4 c. romaine lettuce, thickly shredded
  • 1 c. canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 c. roasted red peppers, packed in water, diced
  • 1 cup English cucumber, sliced
  • 10 medium Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 c. crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 1/2 TBS fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 medium lemon, cut into wedges for garnish
  1. In small bowl, combine water, oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; remove 1/4 cup of dressing and place in a large glass bowl.
  2. Add chicken to bowl and turn to coat; cover bowl and refridgerate at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.  Cover and refridgerate remaining lemon mixture for dressing.
  3. Grill chicken, turning as needed, until cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Place lettuce on a serving platter; arrange vegetables, chickpeas, chicken, olives, and cheese on top.  Stir dill into reserved dressing; drizzle over salad.
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Categories: Entrees, Greek, Recipes, Salads | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Taste of the Med: Greek Lemon-Dill Grilled Chicken Salad

  1. I love the presentation! And a month in Greece, must’ve been heaven.

  2. I’d love to try this recipe and have for my own, a delicious taste of Greece!

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