Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

This grilled Greek chicken salad was one of those “throw-a-few-things-together” dishes. I had some chicken sitting around that I needed to use up. And some Greek yogurt. And I was in a Greek mood… at least in a mood for Greek tastes. The combination of the grilled marinated chicken and the vinaigrette worked very well. The chicken was very tender and moist, while the vinaigrette had a nice vinegar and Dijon flavor.

Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

I skewered the chicken pieces and then grilled them. Anita isn’t a fan of grilled foods that have holes in them. Next time I’ll butterfly the chicken breast and marinate and grill it whole. No holes. Even better¬†grilled Greek chicken salad.

Also try my oriental chicken salad.

Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

Course Main
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the salad

  • Grilled Greek chicken see below
  • Vinaigrette see below
  • Greens
  • Kalamata olives sliced
  • Cucumber sliced
  • Feta crumbled

For the chicken

  • 8 ounce Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast (or tenderloins) cut into 1" pieces

For the vinaigrette

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil

Instructions

For the chicken

  • Combine all ingredients except chicken in a large resealable baggie. Seal and shake to mix well. Add chicken and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Shake off excess marinade. Place chicken pieces onto bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 30 minutes and grill, turning occasionally, on all sides until done.

For the vinaigrette

  • Place all ingredients in a small jar. Cover. Shake until well combined.

For the salad

  • Top greens with chicken, olives, Feta and cucumber. Serve with the vinaigrette.

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