Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe - Quick No-Cook Meals

Want to eat a restaurant-style salad at home? This Greek Chicken Salad is packed full of flavor and easily meets the goal of making half your plate veggies with the lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

Take your oven to a vacation. Plan some healthy diet meals that don't require cooking and refreshingly easy recipes for when it’s too hot to cook. 

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe - Quick No-Cook Meals

This Greek Chicken Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 2 heaping cups
Calories 340
Carbohydrate 16 g
Protein 25 g
Fat 20.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.8 g
Sugars 3 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 385 mg
Potassium 535 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


1 (9 oz) bag romaine lettuce
1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
16 kalamata pitted olives, cut in half
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
16 baked whole wheat pita chips (about 1 1/2 ounces)


1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all salad ingredients except the pita chips. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  4. Enjoy the pita chips on the side or break into bits and sprinkle over your salad for added crunch.

Dietitian Tip: The chicken in this recipe provides a lean meat/protein source. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store deli for a real time-saver.

DIY: Try making your own pita chips! Use 1 whole wheat pita (6 1/2" diameter or about 2 oz). Cut the pita in half and cut then each half into quarters. Separate each piece for a total of 16. Place on rimmed baking sheet and spray lightly with olive oil nonstick spray. Turn over each piece and spray the other side. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until crisp.

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 3 Lean Protein, 3 Fat

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe - Quick No-Cook Meals

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