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Chicken Souvlaki Salad

Chicken Souvlaki Salad

Chicken marinated in lemon, olive oil, and oregano tossed with cucumbers and tomatoes served atop romaine and drizzled with a Mediterranean yogurt-based dressing 

Course Salads & Dressings
Cuisine Greek
Keyword chicken souvlaki, greek salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 398 kcal
Author Adapted from Food Network Magazine

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup Easy Instant Pot Yogurt
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup cocktail or cherry tomatoes quartered or halved
  • 1/4 English (hot house) cucumber thickly sliced, then slices quartered
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 ounces multigrain pita chips optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, lemon zest, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Marinate for about 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat a grill pan, skillet, or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and then the chicken. Grill or stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate.

  3. In a 1-cup measuring cup or small bowl, combine the yogurt, remaining 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and a few grinds of pepper. If the dressing is too thick for your liking, dilute it with a tablespoon or so of water.

  4. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with a few spoonfuls of the dressing. Divide between two serving bowls and top with chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. Drizzle with additional dressing and serve with pita chips, if desired.

Recipe Notes

The multigrain pita chips are optional and not included in the nutritional information. If you need some crunch, a serving of about 4 chips will add about 9g carb.

If you don't have any homemade yogurt on hand, you can use plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt. (Greek-style will yield a thicker dressing.)

Watching sodium? Reduce the amount of added salt and/or feta cheese.