Greek Chicken Salad
 
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Easy to make Greek- and Mediterranean-inspired chicken salad with feta, pickled onions and lemon vinaigrette! A healthy, satisfying entrée for lunch or dinner.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
For the pickled onions:
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
For the Oregano Vinaigrette:
For the chicken:
  • 1.5 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juice of
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. mild paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
For the salad:
  • 4 cups arugula
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • Feta cheese, to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare onions: whisk water, sugar and salt in a large mason jar until dissolved. Place onions in the jar and pour apple cider vinegar in, close jar with lid and shake until combined. Let jar sit in refrigerator for 1+ hour, or until serving time. Drain onions before using.
  2. Prepare vinaigrette.
  3. Prepare the chicken: combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat. Cover bowl with lid and refrigerate for at least an hour before cooking. Place skillet over medium high heat; cook chicken for 6 minutes, each side -- I like my chicken a little extra charred and crispy so I moved my chicken around in the hot skillet for an additional 2 minutes or so. Set aside.
  4. Assemble the salad: place arugula in a large salad bowl; add in cucumbers, tomatoes, pickled onions, parsley, feta cheese (if using), and chicken. Drizzle a generous amount of the Lemon Vinaigrette, and add additional parsley leaves and freshly cracked pepper if desired. Enjoy!
Notes
- This salad would be bomb with pitted and sliced Kalamata olives. If you have some handy, definitely add a few!
- You can make both the pickled onions and the vinaigrette a few days in advance, this could save you some time when it comes to assembling the salad!
- Assemble salad and add vinaigrette just moments before serving. Salad will be the most fresh when assembled moments before!
Recipe by Amazing Paleo - Healthy Paleo Diet Recipes at https://www.amazingpaleo.com/2019/09/04/greek-chicken-salad/