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Greek Chicken Kale Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

My favorite lunch is, without question, a big, satisfying salad full of fresh ingredients that make me actually look forward to my lunch break instead of that dreaded “oh, I have to eat (insert day three of leftovers here)” feeling. I guarantee you’ve all been there. This Greek chicken kale salad with tzatziki dressing is snap-of-a-finger quick to prepare for lunch at home or to make in advance for pre-prepped weekday lunches. 

Greek cooks definitely have the art of chicken flavor down to a science: olive oil, lemon, garlic, onions, oregano. So good. So simple. So fresh. And the ever-present Greek combo of tzatziki dressing and feta? Don’t even get me started. All of this on top of a mixture of lacinato kale, cucumbers and chickpeas. If kale isn’t your jam, you could definitely opt for mixed greens instead. Either way, I’m guessing your salad craving just kicked in.

Ingredients:

Chicken:

2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 Tbsp. olive oil

½ yellow onion, chopped

Juice from 1 lemon

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. cumin

2 tsp. paprika

Salt and pepper

Tzatziki Dressing:

⅓ c. plain Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. water

Juice from ½ lemon

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp. oregano

Salt and pepper

Salad:

1 bunch of lacinato kale, torn into small leaves and massaged

1 cucumber, sliced

¾ c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed

¼ feta cheese, crumbled

Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing and whisk to combine. Set aside 

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, and paprika and cook until the chicken is cooked through and browned. Season with salt and pepper. 

To assemble the salad, place the massaged kale in a large serving bowl. Top with cucumbers, chickpeas, and feta cheese. Drizzle with the tzatziki dressing and top with chicken. Enjoy!

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