Chicken Souvlaki Salad

Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

The elements of a classic Greek salad and a chicken souvlaki sandwich combine in this piquant dish. You can also use lamb in place of the chicken.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 259
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 31.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.3g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 679mg
  • Calcium: 161mg

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 3 cups cubed peeled cucumber (about 3 cucumbers)
  • 1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated peeled cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill or broiler.
  2. Combine 1 teaspoon garlic and the next 6 ingredients (1 teaspoon garlic through chicken breast) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake to coat. Remove chicken from the bag. Grill or broil chicken 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Combine chicken, cubed cucumber, and the next 4 ingredients (cubed cucumber through tomatoes) in a large bowl. Combine yogurt and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken mixture; toss well.
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