Low Calorie Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

This Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken is just 380 calories, and it has 35.3g of protein! Plus I have included 6 salad dressings to choose from, included meal prep tips, and more.

I made this recipe for meal prep lunches and dinners, but I have started making it for fast dinners on weeknights as well. It’s that easy, and I know you will love it!

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Along with the salad recipe, I have supplied you with cooking directions for chicken and quinoa. But if you have leftover of either, you can skip that step! Simply drizzle the chicken with lemon juice and it’s ready to add to the top of your chicken!

Low Calorie Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

To make this recipe extra easy, I have included these sections. You can skip ahead with these handy jump links!

Ingredients for Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad

I love making my own salad dressing. It means I know exactly what goes into it, and I can easily manipulate the nutrition and calories.

And with that said, I did make this salad with a homemade dressing. But you can get store-bought if you prefer, or skip ahead to the swaps section below for 5 more healthy salad dressings to try on this salad with grilled chicken.

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Shopping List for Healthy Grilled Chicken Salads:

Greek Chicken:

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil spray

Quinoa:

  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cup mixed greens (spinach, romaine, choose your favorite or use a mix)
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Greek Salad Dressing
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 inch cucumber halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley (optional)

How to Make Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad

This healthy salad recipe makes a great lunch or dinner. And I love to meal prep it for both.

Sometimes I make the full batch, place it in the fridge and enjoy it for lunches later in the week. And other times I make one serving for “today” and enjoy it, and just prep the section. serving for tomorrow or later in the week.

Meal Prep Tips:

  1. You can prep this grilled chicken salad ahead of time and add it to meal prep containers.
  2. To your meal prep containers add the greens (do not add dressing yet to avoid soggy greens) and top with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Add the dressing to a small container and place inside the meal prep container.
  4. Will hold in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  5. Simply drizzle over the dressing and lightly toss to serve.
Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

How to Make Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken Salad:

Greek Chicken Directions:

  1. Sprinkle the garlic salt all over the chicken.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly spray with olive oil.
  3. Add the chicken to the hot skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes each side, until cooked though.
  4. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the chicken, and move to a plate to cool, then slice.

Quinoa Directions:

  1. Rinse the quinoa in cold water.
  2. Add the quinoa and water to a small pan, cover and bring to a light boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook until all the water is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.

Salad Assembly Directions:

  1. To a large bowl combine the greens and the salad dressing. Toss well to coat, then move the salads to 2 plates.
  2. Top with grilled chicken, cooked quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta.
  3. Sprinkle over some parsley (if using) and serve.

Healthy Tips and Swaps

No everyone likes olives, or feta cheese… So I have included this swaps and tips section for you to get creative and “jazz” up your grilled chicken salad however you like it.

You can even find more salad dressing ideas below, so you can make this recipe different every week!

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

5 Salad Dressing Options:

  1. Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe {JUST 62 CALORIES}
  2. Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing {JUST 41 CALORIES}
  3. Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe {JUST 41 CALORIES!}
  4. Lemon Tahini Dressing Recipe {JUST 63 CALORIES!}
  5. Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe {JUST 41 CALORIES!}

More Swaps:

  • Feta: Swap out the feta for crumbled goat cheese or omit it all together
  • Olive: you can choose your favorite olives, omit them, or swap them out for pepperoncinis!
  • Quinoa: you can swap the quinoa out for rice, or omit it all together to save carbs
  • Chicken: you can swap out the chicken for extra firm tofu and make this a vegan or vegetarian salad recipe!

Special Tip: You my like adding in some Low Calorie Croutons! Here is a fantastic recipe that will give you all the crunch you’re looking for without all the calories.

Low Calorie Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

This healthy salad with grilled chicken recipe is packed with protein and low in calories! I love to make it for meal prep lunches and dinners. And I have supplied you with directions to do so below!

You might also love this Low Calorie Cobb Salad if you enjoy this grilled chicken salad. Check it out.

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Low Calorie Greek Salad with Chicken

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This healthy salad with grilled chicken is just 380 calories, and it has over 35g of protein per serving!
I have supplied you with meal prep tips below, plus some healthy tips and swaps above to change up this grilled chicken salad, or cut more calories!
Special Tip: I like make my own salad dressing for this salad recipe, it means I can cut 100's of calories. But if you prefer store-bought, that will work too. It will however change the nutrition information.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, greek
Servings 2 servings
Calories 380 kcal

Ingredients
  

Greek Chicken:

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil spray

Quinoa:

  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cup mixed greens spinach, romaine, choose your favorite or use a mix
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Greek Salad Dressing
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 inch cucumber halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley optional

Instructions
 

Greek Chicken Directions:

  • Sprinkle the garlic salt all over the chicken.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly spray with olive oil.
  • Add the chicken to the hot skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes each side, until cooked though.
  • Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the chicken, and move to a plate to cool, then slice.

Quinoa Directions:

  • Rinse the quinoa in cold water.
  • Add the quinoa and water to a small pan, cover and bring to a light boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook until all the water is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.

Salad Assembly Directions:

  • To a large bowl combine the greens and the salad dressing. Toss well to coat, then move the salads to 2 plates.
  • Top with grilled chicken, cooked quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta.
  • Sprinkle over some parsley (if using) and serve.

Meal Prep Tips:

  • You can prep this grilled chicken salad ahead of time and add it to meal prep containers.
  • To your meal prep containers add the greens (do not add dressing yet to avoid soggy greens) and top with the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the dressing to a small container and place inside the meal prep container.
  • Will hold in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Simply drizzle over the dressing and lightly toss to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 3cupsCalories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 33.4gProtein: 35.3gFat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 682mgPotassium: 1074mgFiber: 5.8gSugar: 8.5gCalcium: 221mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Detox Salad, dinner, lunch, meal prep
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Nutrition and Calories in Recipe for Grilled Chicken Salad

To come up with this nutrition label, I used the homemade salad dressing shown above in the recipe card. If you choose to use store-bought salad dressing, it will change the nutrition.

The serving size is about 3 cups, which is a very big salad! You can always make 3 servings (the recipe above is for 2) and have a slightly smaller portion while saving more calories.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating the goal is to make healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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