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greek chickpea chicken salad in a mason jar

Greek Chickpea Chicken Salad

Healthy Greek Chickpea Chicken Salad loaded with chickpeas, grilled chicken, feta, kalamata olives, red onion, tomato and a homemade light greek dressing. This light and simple salad includes mediterranean flavors that infuse beautifully together. Toss it all together in a bowl, layer in a mason jar or put in meal prep containers for the week!
Course Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Meal Prep, Salad
Keyword greek chickpea chicken salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 mason jar salads
Calories 418 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • For the greek chicken marinade:
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Greek dressing:
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup feta crumbles
  • 2-3 cups chopped romaine

Instructions

  1. Add chicken and marinade ingredients to a large ziploc bag. Marinate chicken for 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Next, chop all your ingredients for your salads.
  3. While you are marinating your chicken, make your balsamic dressing: Add all ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and whisk until well-combined.
  4. Once ready to cook chicken, preheat grill to medium high heat. Lightly oil the grate. Grill chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes per side, or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink. Once chicken has cooked, transfer to a cutting board and dice into bite sized pieces.

Recipe Notes

*To make vegetarian: sub 1 cup chickpeas or 1 package of extra firm tofu, cubed

To bake the chicken instead of grill: Bake chicken breasts on a greased baking sheet at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Chickpea Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 mason jar salad)
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 194
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.5g33%
Saturated Fat 2.9g18%
Carbohydrates 28.7g10%
Fiber 6.4g27%
Sugar 5.6g6%
Protein 33.2g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.