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Greek Chicken Salad with Homemade Croutons

Greek Chicken Salad with Homemade Croutons

I wanted to make a salad to serve with the Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Homemade Croutons for dinner. I decided to add some sliced chicken to the salad to make it hearty and filling. I used homemade croutons to this salad and used leftover Fran’s Vinaigrette to dress this salad. I loved the combination of the spicy pepperocini’s with the tangy olives, salty feta, crunchy croutons, and tender chicken. It was a fantastic salad filled with great flavors and textures that my whole family enjoyed. It paired nicely with our tomato soup.

Greek Chicken Salad with Homemade Croutons

Make the homemade croutons – see recipe here.

Make Fran’s Vinaigrette – see recipe here.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet over medium-high heat. Season each side of the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, oregano, and garlic powder, to taste. Place the chicken in the HOT skillet and cook for 4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and continue cooking for 4 minutes. Place the OVEN PROOF skillet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until chicken has cooked through. Remove from the oven and place on a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into bite size pieces.

Place the lettuce into a large bowl and top with the bell pepper, pepperocini slices, kalamata olives, feta cheese, homemade croutons, and sliced chicken. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette on top, to taste, and toss to coat evenly.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Greek Chicken Salad with Homemade Croutons

Greek Chicken Salad with Homemade Croutons

Greek Chicken Salad with Homemade Croutons

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • 4 cups of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 baby bell peppers sliced (Red & yellow)
  • 2 tbsp pepperocini slices
  • 2 tbsp kalamata olives sliced
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese
  • Homemade croutons see recipe link above
  • Fran's vinaigrette to taste (see recipe link above)

Instructions

  • Make the homemade croutons - see recipe link above.
  • Make Fran's Vinaigrette - see recipe link above.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet over medium-high heat. Season each side of the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, oregano, and garlic powder, to taste. Place the chicken in the HOT skillet and cook for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and continue cooking for 4 minutes. Place the OVEN PROOF skillet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until chicken has cooked through. Remove from the oven and place on a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into bite size pieces.
  • Place the lettuce into a large bowl and top with the bell pepper, pepperocini slices, kalamata olives, feta cheese, homemade croutons, and sliced chicken. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette on top, to taste, and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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25 Comments

  1. delicious salad! pepperoncini are a favorite of mine!

  2. Mmmmm, looks great Pam. I love to add a rotisserie chicken to salad and make it a meal. I have salad paddles just like that that I got at my beloved Bass Lake. I think of great family times every time we use them!
    Hugs,
    Kris

  3. A batch of homemade croutons can really make a salad pop. Plus, they are much less salty than the packaged version!

  4. UAU Pam,
    What a colourful, delicious and refreshing suggestion you’re giving us!!
    Cheers,

  5. Love Greek salads….. and you can’t go wrong with homemade croutons!

  6. The whole meal sounds great, Pam. I’m glad you are feeling better at last!

  7. I’ve decided that homemade croutons are the best! What a great salad!

  8. Kim in MD says:

    I love Greek salad, and with the addition of homemade croutons yours is AMAZING!

  9. I love Greek salad Pam and yours sounds delicious – I might have to add a couple of those nasty anchovies to mine though :-).

  10. With Sprinh just around the corner I am drawn to salad and lighter fare.

  11. Peggy Recker says:

    Oh yum! Now if only I would cook again…not easy doing it for one!

  12. There’s nothing like a good hearty salad with chicken!

  13. Soup and salad is a great meal. Love the Greek additions.

  14. This is such a gorgeous salad. And yes, I think it goes perfectly with your Fire Roasted tomato soup! Those croutons look delicious too, perfect addition to this salad.

  15. That salad is a meal in itself, Pam. The bite of the feta, pepperocini, and briny olives would make my mouth water.