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Herbed Greek Chicken Salad

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 4 servings
This flavorful Greek chicken salad features fresh Mediterranean ingredients like lemon juice, tahini, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, and feta cheese.  Serve with toasted pita wedges.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup peeled chopped English cucumber
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6 pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 243
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 2.9 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 29.7 g
  • carbohydrate 13.4 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 578 mg
  • calcium 216 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine oregano, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken and spice mixture; sauté until chicken is done. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon juice; stir. Remove from pan.

  2. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, tahini, and garlic in a small bowl; stir well. Combine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and olives. Place 2 1/2 cups of lettuce mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese. Drizzle each serving with 3 tablespoons yogurt mixture.