Greek Chicken Bread Salad

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Photo: Johnny Autry/Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr/Lindsey Lower
Recipe from Cooking Light

Low in calories and packed with fresh flavors, this Greek Chicken Bread Salad uses ingredients you may already have on hand.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cubed French bread baguette, crust removed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1.5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/3 cup)

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. 2. Place baguette cubes on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes or until edges are browned, turning once.
  3. 3. Reduce oven temperature to 425°.
  4. 4. Combine oregano and next 5 ingredients (through crushed red pepper) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk; set aside.
  5. 5. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with black pepper and salt. Place chicken in pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Place pan in oven, and bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove pan from oven. Let chicken stand 5 minutes; slice thinly across the grain.
  6. 6. Add bread cubes, lettuce, bell pepper, pepperoncini peppers, and feta to bowl with oregano mixture; toss well. Place about 1 1/3 cups salad on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with about 3 ounces chicken.

Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Mary Drennen,
January 2013

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 325
  • Fat: 14.2g
  • Saturated fat: 3.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 30.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 562mg
  • Calcium: 88mg