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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Greek Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Greek Chicken
Chicken thighs or breasts
1 C plain greek yogurt
2 TBSP olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 lemon (zested and juiced)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
1/4 C fresh parsley chopped fine

Put all ingredients in a plastic bag and marinate for at least an hour.  You can grill the chicken or bake it in the oven at 350.  You may eat it separately or I like to chop it up and serve it on top of my quinoa salad with tzatziki sauce.  I also like to add it to a pita pocket with more greek veggies and tzatziki sauce. (from

Quinoa Salad
Prepare your quinoa (1 C quinoa, 2 C water or broth)
+ greek vegetables
  • artichoke hearts
  • olives
  • tomato
  • purple onion
  • cucumber
  • feta cheese
Pour some balsamic vinaigrette over the top.  I like to put about 1/2 C on the whole salad and then stir well.  The quinoa and veggies will saturate it up.  Chill for at least one hour.  If you need to add more dressing, you can when you serve it.  This salad is super yummy and fresh tasting! (by Cheryl)

Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 C Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP Lemon zest and juice (you could also use white vinegar)
  • 1 Cucumber peeled/seeded and chopped fine
  • 2-4 tsp garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • to taste-salt & pepper
  • 1/2 TBSP dill (fresh is best)
These are estimates.  I taste as I go, some people like more/less vinegar or lemon.

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