Sunday, July 6, 2014

Greek Chicken Salad

I just love the light Mediterranean flavors of Greek food. This Greek Salad is so versatile, it can easily be several different Salads. I am sharing 3 variations with you today with some of the freshest garden vegetables that were picked just this morning.A Greek Salad is rustic and usually has some of these basic ingredients, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese. A very simple rustic salad and the dressing makes this salad a star. Horiatiki a Greek term and is used to describe this salad and means country salad, peasant salad, or village salad. Adding the lettuce is an American addition the addition of the chicken is our family favorite. Hope you enjoy this awesome salad!

Greek Chicken Salad


Green Chicken Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients For Salad
1 medium head Romaine Lettuce, washed, dried, and chopped
4 cups tomatoes,chopped
3 cups cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 medium red onion, sliced into thin rings
3/4 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped 
1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 lemon, juice from one lemon
Ingredients For Dressing
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, minced fine
1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped
Ingredients for Chicken Marinade
2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill leaves
1 tablespoon chopped Garlic
2 teaspoon Basil
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
3 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Directions For Salad
In large bowl mix the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber,olives and half the feta cheese.
Directions For Dressing
In a small bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, sugar and olives mix until well blended.
Complete The Salad
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well, squeeze the lemon juice over the salad mix slightly.
Add the remaining feta cheese to the top.
Serve Chilled
Prepare Chicken
Add all the ingredients of the marinade to a large zip lock bag and add 4 skinless chicken breast. Make sure that all the chicken is covered well.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Remove the Chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade.
Grill the chicken on a hot grill.
Chill the chicken and slice into strips.
Add it to the top of the salad.
Serve chilled.
Greek Chicken Salad Pita
Stuff the salad with the chicken into the pita and enjoy!

Mix The Salad


Mix The Dressing


Add The Seasons


Add The Olives


Add The Dressing To The Salad


Enjoy The Plain Greek Salad



Add The Chicken


The Flavor is Fabulous


How About A Greek Chicken Salad Pita


Enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by today to enjoy this very versatile salad with us today sure hope you enjoy it. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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17 comments:

  1. I wish I had all of these ingredients for lunch. Great looking salad.

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  2. I love a good Greek salad, Miz Helen, and I know yours would be great!

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  3. Amazing presentation. Everything looks delicious

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  4. I just am in love with this salad. Pinned and will making it soon. To bad I just ate dinner.
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  5. This looks so amazing-- I love Greek food! I never thought of putting a salad in a pita :::off to write down pita on grocery list::: Your photos are beautiful!

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  6. Mmm, this sounds good! I've been bringing salads to work for lunch, so I have been looking for ideas. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings!

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  7. Love a good salad in the summer. What an interesting idea to put salad in a pita. I'll have to try it. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  8. Looks Great Helen!!
    Come link up with me today!
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  9. This looks great, Helen! I love this recipe...so good and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I also like Greek flavors. Your salad looks perfect for summer and I like all of the variations...especially the stuffed pita one!

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  11. This looks really good. I printed your recipe so I can try it soon. It's nice to meet you on Inspire Me Monday. Have a tunetastic week!

    If you like music, then why not dance with me on Monday's Music Moves Me! ;)

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  12. This looks incredible! Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. I hope we get to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. I was needing more salad ideas this Summer and this looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  14. Fantastic salad Miz Helen,
    I wish I has all of the ingredients for tonight. It is so hot here today. Thanks for being part of Food of the World. Next month an even hotter country India!

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  15. Thanks so much for joining the Say G’Day Linky Party. We have pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday board! Hope you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  16. Greek Salads are my favorite!! Your recipe looks absolutely amazing!

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  17. This sounds really good. I must be in the mood for Greek. Thanks for sharing. Hello from Inspire Me Monday.

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