Greek grilled chicken

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A few years ago I spent a summer traveling Europe and one of my favorite places was Greece. I especially loved the light bright freshness of the cuisine. This recipe is my version of the classic greek salad and an oregano marinated grilled chicken.

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Greek grilled chicken, Greek salad and easy tzatziki    

1 package boneless skinless chicken tenders

1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs

2 lemons & zest

2 Tbs olive oil

1 Tsp fresh dill, chopped

1 Tsp fresh mint, chopped

1 Tbs fresh oregano, chopped

1 Tsp dried oregano

2 garlic cloves, diced

¾ red onion, diced

Salt & pepper

 

Combine all ingredients starting with lemon zest, stir to combine add chicken and let marinate for 45 mins. For best flavor cook on the BBQ or use a grill pan and cook in batches.

 

Greek salad

½ bag pre washed mixed greens

½ english cucumber sliced

½ package cherry tomatoes

½ package low fat feta cheese crumbled

¼ red onion

Dressing

1 lemon, juice & zest

½ cup red wine vinegar

1 tsp honey  

1 Tsp fresh dill, chopped

1 Tsp fresh mint, chopped

1 Tsp fresh oregano, chopped

1 Tsp dried oregano

¼ cup olive oil

 

Combine first seven ingredients then whisk in olive oil until combined, salt & pepper to taste.

 

Tzatziki

1 cup nonfat greek yogurt

¼  english cucumber thinly sliced

1 lemon

1 Tsp fresh dill, chopped

1 Tsp fresh mint, chopped

1 Tsp fresh oregano, chopped

1 Tsp garlic powder

Salt & pepper


Toss salad in dressing and serve with chicken and tzatziki on the side. Also great with toasted pita bread and hummus. Leftover chicken is great as a pita sandwich the next day!

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