This healthy Greek Chicken Salad is an easy meal prep recipe that you can have for lunch or dinner. This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb.

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Meal Prep Recipe

I recently did a poll on my Instagram account. I asked if you would prefer more meal prep recipes or more pantry staples recipes. A huge majority of you responded that you are looking for more meal prep recipes.

I get it. Whether you are homeschooling a child right now or just hunkering down during the pandemic, meal prepping can be a great way to be efficient and prepared. Also, when you plan your meals, it’s easier to eat healthier because you have something ready to go. See all of my meal prep tips.

Greek Salad Ingredients

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If you’re like me, you still have quite a few fresh ingredients in the refrigerator. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers all have a decent shelf-life. But, if you are missing any of these ingredients, you can still make this salad using what you have.

For instance, if you don’t have a bell pepper, you can use sliced carrots. If you don’t have cucumber, you can use celery. Also, olives are traditional in a Greek salad. But, I didn’t have any, so I didn’t use them.

During these crazy times, it’s important to be flexible.

salad in a square dish in front of the Instant Pot

Cooking the Chicken

I used chicken thighs for this recipe, but you can also use chicken cutlets. Or, to make it vegetarian, you can use cubed tofu or tempeh. When I need to cook chicken fast, I like to use the Instant Pot.

To cook chicken thighs in the pressure cooker, you just have to place the chicken on the trivet inside the pot. Add one cup of water and cook for 8 minutes on high pressure.

Making the Salad

While the chicken is cooking, you can prep your veggies for the salad. As I mentioned above, feel free to get creative with what you have on hand. If you have access to English or Persian cucumbers, you don’t need to peel them.

Also, while I highly recommend feta cheese in this salad, you can use cubed avocado if you want to make this recipe dairy-free.

bowl of chopped vegetables and feta cheese

FAQs

Is this recipe healthy?

This is a balanced, low-carb lunch. Each serving has approximately: 325 calories, 15 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbs (3% of the total), and 37 grams of protein.

What can I serve with this salad?

If you want to add some carbs to the meal, feel free to serve this salad with some gluten-free toast. Or, if you want to keep it low-carb, serve it with some almond flour crackers.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Yes, just substitute cubed extra firm tofu for the chicken and use avocado instead of feta cheese.

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Here is the printable recipe:

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Meal Prep Greek Chicken Salad


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This healthy Greek Chicken Salad is an easy meal prep recipe that you can have for lunch or dinner. This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb.


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Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds chicken thighs, cooked and sliced*
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 small cucumbers or 2 large cucumbers, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (for dairy-free, use 1 ripe avocado)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh chives (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, feta cheese or cubed avocado, vinegar, and olive oil. Toss to combine.
  2. Divide the salad between four meal prep containers. Top with chopped chives (optional).
  3. Serve immediately or place lids on the containers and store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
  4. Serve cold or at room temperature. 

Notes

*To cook the chicken in the Instant Pot, place the chicken pieces on the trivet inside a 6-quart or 8-quart pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water. Cook on high for 8 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes, then use the quick release. Carefully remove the lid and transfer the cooked chicken to a cutting board to slice. 

VEGAN: Substitute chopped extra-firm tofu or crumbled tempeh for the chicken. Use avocado instead of cheese.

PALEO: Use avocado instead of cheese. 

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: keto greek chicken salad, meal prep chicken salad, low carb chicken salad

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