Mediterranean Chicken Salad

by V. DeLeeuw; Recipe may contain ads or affiliate links.

chicken salad

The medley of textures and flavors in this mediterranean chicken salad is exquisite, and I love the way macerating the onions in vinegar takes the edge off, just enough that they’re not unpleasantly sharp. Served on a bed of shredded lettuce, this mediterranean chicken salad is the perfect lunch.

Mediterranean Chicken Salad
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Recipe type: Entree, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Primal/Paleo
Yield: 3 servings
  • Olive oil spray (make your own using a spray bottle)
  • ½ medium red onion, minced (3 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • ½ cup (2 oz) pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley)
  • 6 cups shredded lettuce
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with olive oil spray.
  2. Mix the minced red onion with the vinegar in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the chicken breast on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray with olive oil spray. Bake 10-12 minutes on each side, until juicily cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing: in a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, capers, olives, and oregano.
  5. When the chicken is ready, transfer it to a cutting board and allow to slightly cool, about 5 minutes. Add the red onions and the vinegar to the dressing. Cube the chicken.
  6. Add the cubed chicken and cilantro to the bowl with the dressing. Toss gently to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled, on a bed of shredded lettuce.
Adapted from Simply Recipes.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 344; Fat: 17g; Carbohydrates: 9g; Sugar: 2g; Sodium: 723mg; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 36g
Mediterranean Chicken Salad

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