Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad…

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For our 1st Whole30 recipe, to help you on your Pre-Summer 30Day Challenge, we decided to choose this tasty and easy to make Greek chicken salad. It makes a hearty meal for either lunch or dinner, and It’s a nice and tangy favorite go-to of ours!

Serves: 4-5

For the chicken:
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • A couple good pinches salt
  • 10 grinds black pepper
  • 4 (6 to 7-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
For the salad:
8 cups of chopped Romaine lettuce
1 English cucumber, chopped
1 cup chopped Roma tomatoes
1 cup chopped artichokes – jarred or canned
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup pitted and halved Kalamata or green olives
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup Peperoncinos
Dressing/Marinade
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tsp mustard
1 clove garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

    To marinate the chicken: In a dish, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper and mix together. Add the chicken breasts to the dish and rub both sides in the mixture. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.

    To make the dressing: Combine all the ingredients in a resealable container and shake vigorously. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Assemble the salad: cut off any dark tips and the bitter white bottoms from the romaine leaves. Cut the lettuce into 1-inch strips and place in a bowl that is large enough to hold all the salad ingredients. Scatter the rest of the salad vegetables over the top.

    To cook the chicken: Heat a nonstick skillet or grill pan over high heat. Add I tbsp olive oil to pan. Add the chicken breasts and cook, turning once, until well browned, about 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Let the chicken rest on a cutting board for a few minutes before slicing it into thin strips.

    By Chef Will Baldwin

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