Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Greek Salsa

By on February 21, 2013 in Recipes with 8 Comments

grilled chicken with greek salsa

After I made Greek Salad with Tuna and Couscous, I had some Greek-style ingredients to use up, namely feta, kalamata olives, and fresh oregano and mint. I decided to make a grilled chicken with a Greek “salsa”. Chicken breasts topped with various “salsas” can be a healthy meal option. If made fresh from scratch, salsa can be very low in calories, fat, and sodium. Plus salsas made from fresh ingredients just taste better.

I love to serve toasted pita bread with anything Greek. I cut the pita bread in half (into 2 discs) and then into wedges. Smear with a good amount of butter and sprinkle with a little dried oregano and grated Parmesan. This is one time when I prefer using the pre-grated Parmesan that comes in the green can. Place the wedges on a baking pan and broil just until the bread gets lightly browned. One of my favorite things ever.

grilled chicken with greek salsa

Grilled Chicken with Greek Salsa

  • 2 boneless chicken breast, butterflied and each cut in two
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/3 cup diced yellow or red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  1. Combine lemon juice, garlic, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a glass pie plate or shallow bowl. Place chicken in pie plate and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Heat a grill pan or gas grill over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place on grill pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, diced pepper, red onion, feta cheese, olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh mint, and oregano. Toss to combine.
  3. To serve, place chicken on a plate and top with salsa.

Yield: 4 servings

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  1. Sarah says:

    This looks amazing! What a great idea!!! I love Greek food and I cannot wait to try this Salsa!!!

  2. This looks so good and healthy! I love kalamata olives and I have a stash of them in my pantry :) Love this idea!
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  3. wow.. love the greek salsa idea with chicken.. so much flavor. Brilliant.
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  4. I looove Greek-flavored anything, so this sounds awesome. I’ll definitely be making it this week. I took a look at your Greek salad recipe that you linked to above, and it looks really tasty, too!

  5. Peggy says:

    This looks so beautiful, and healthy to boot!
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