Thursday, January 10, 2013

Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

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I made a Greek pasta salad with grilled chicken the other night for dinner and thought you might like to try this recipe with your family.  It's classic Greek ingredients - tomato, cucumber, olives, red onion and feta cheese with whole wheat pasta, grilled chicken, and a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

I actually prefer this salad cold, but you can eat it warm also. I used penne pasta, but sometimes I use spirals.  For busy weeknights, I like meals like this that I can just throw together.  Of course, it's nice to have left-overs for lunch later in the week too.

Ingredients (Salad)
Serves about 6

Tomato- 3 small diced
Cucumber- 1 large diced
Olives- 1/4 cup sliced
Red onion- 1/2 cup
Feta cheese- 3/4 cup crumbled
Whole wheat pasta- about 2 cups cooked
Grilled chicken- about 4 large boneless, skinless breasts
(fresh basil would be good in this salad but I didn't have any on hand)

Ingredients (Vinaigrette)

Whole Grain Mustard- 3-4 teaspoons
White wine vinegar- 1/8 cup
Dried basil- 1 teaspoon
Salt- dash
Pepper- dash
Olive oil-1/4 cup

  • Combine all the ingredients together except the olive oil and stir.  Then whisk in the olive oil.  
  • You can adjust the ingredients depending on your taste preferences.


  • Boil the pasta according to package directions.
  • Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken until done.  Then cut into cubes.
  • Add the diced tomato, cucumber, olives, onion, and cheese with the pasta and chicken.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss it all together. 

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  1. This looks amazing! :-) Healthy and refreshing! :-) Yum!

  2. I love Greek pasta salad! Great idea to add the chicken. And the leftovers are always a perk. I love having things like this in the fridge for a quick and healthy lunch.

  3. I'm always looking for quick & easy recipes & I love salad. This looks great!

  4. YUM! I love meals like this. Pinning now!

  5. Oh yum! This sounds absolutely delicious! Definitely going to have to try this!

  6. You had me at Feta! This sounds delicious Megan. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I am obsessed with Greek Salad this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I made this last night, it was delicious! My kids loved it.

  9. I just made this tonight and it is absolutely delicious! I was a little worried that the dressing would be overpowering, but it was perfect and subtle and all the flavors blend so nicely! Thank you for this delicious and healthy meal!


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