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chicken kebab salad

by Heather

Our days of sunshine are over.

Now it’s back to rain. Boo Washington, boo!

The warmer (and dryer) weather had definitely had me craving more summer-esque foods. Smoothies have been in full force. Stews are out and salads are so in!

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I had some chicken thawing for a dinner this week and didn’t really know what I was planning to do with it. My mom gave me some ham leftover some Easter, so chicken cordon bleu was a thought… but that just seemed too warm.

Instead I soaked my chicken in a yogurt sauce over night, threaded them onto skewers and grilled (inside) like it really was summer.

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It could not have been easier! While the chicken was cooking I cut up all the veggies for the salad. I thought about making a greek dressing too, but then my laziness kicked in and I just opened up a bottle of Caesar dressing. Cause I like Caesar dressing.

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Tons of feta, perfectly ripe avocado and juicy (wanna be summer) tomatoes. Add in some cucumber and olives and you really would have a Greek salad!

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Chicken Kebab Salad
serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 small chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt and pepper
  • 4 cups greens (I used a combo of romaine and spinach)
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 ounces feta, crumbled

Directions

  1. The night before combine the chicken in a plastic bag with the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, sea salt and pepper. Allow to marinade overnight, or at least 1 hour.
  2. Pre-heat grill (indoor or outdoor) to medium-high heat. Coat lightly with oil. Thread the chicken onto 4 skewers. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the inside is no longer pink.
  3. While the chicken cooks, chop up all your veggies and separate onto 2 plates: greens, avocado, tomato, green onion and feta.
  4. Once the chicken is done place on top of your salad and top with your favorite dressing.

Be sure to serve with some fresh fruit. Strawberries have been a favorite of ours lately!

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When the weather warms up, do you crave different foods?

This week sure is flying by. I’m looking forward to another weekend. Our sunshine is supposed to return!

Heather

 

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9 comments

Lauren April 12, 2012 - 9:01 am

Mmm I saw this recipe on SkinnyTaste and booked marked it. Looks delish!

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:29 am

Yum, I’ll have to go check out that recipe!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 12, 2012 - 10:18 am

great idea! i love all the color from the produce in your photos. i definitely crave more salads and smoothies during the warmer months. comfort foods and soups sound more appealing in the colder months.

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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic April 12, 2012 - 11:23 am

I definitely crave more salads during the warmer months. And lots of fresh fruit. And ice cream! (actually I take that back – I crave ice cream all year long) 🙂

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 12, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Heather, Your salad looks fabolous! I love it!!! Nothing says summer like chicken kebabs!

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Jentry Nielsen April 12, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Oh I always love putting strawberries in my salad, but on the side is just as delicious! ha This salad does sound tasty though! Looks like the perfect summer time salad! 🙂

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Chloe@EveryCraving April 12, 2012 - 5:07 pm

Yummm, I love Greek food! This looks delicious!

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Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner April 18, 2012 - 3:07 pm

That salad looks beautiful! I love yogurt sauces. I’m also anxiously awaiting the return of summer…hope warm weather heads your way soon!

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Rafal January 16, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Super easy! The cinnamon added just a hint of seasoning. I served this with pecan wild rice, sauted mushrooms, and seasoned green beans. Will definately make these again! Thanks for sharing. Marianne

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