Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad Recipe
Marinated chunks of grilled chicken breast served over a bed of lettuce with feta, fresh diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, black olives, red onions, parsley and dill tossed in olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
Last week I got tickets to see the Dr. Oz Show live in the city, talk about a fun day! After, I had lunch with my friend at a Turkish restaurant and I fell in love with their Shepard’s salad. They served it with fresh grated feta on the side and fresh lemon, I don’t think I’ll have feta any other way now. I savored that salad and took notes so I wouldn’t forget it.
Today, I fell in love with it all over again.
The fresh flavors of the lemon, a hint of dill, cucumbers, tomatoes with the grilled chicken makes a wonderful main dish salad, perfect for lunch or dinner. If you want to make it more substantial you could serve it in a pita. I went with real feta, I’m not a fan of the chalky taste in reduced fat feta and a little goes a long way.
A wonderful high protein, low fat, low carb, low point, gluten-free main dish salad! To make this Paleo-friendly, leave the cheese out,
Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Points +: 5 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 239.6 • Fat: 7.8 g • Protein: 28.3 g • Carb: 8.9 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 444 mg (without salt)
1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
For the marinade:
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic, crushed
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste
For the salad:
1 1/4 cups cucumber, peeled
1 1/4 cups diced tomato
1/4 cup diced bell pepper
2 tbsp red onion, diced
1/4 cup black olives
1 1/2 tsp vinegar
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh dillweed
1 tsp fresh parsley
1/8 tsp dried oregano
salt and black pepper to taste
4 cups shredded lettuce
1/2 cup feta cheese, grated (omit for paleo)
lemon wedges for serving
Marinate the chicken at least 2-3 hours or overnight. If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes if grilling outdoors.
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