Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado

This simple Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado is a perfect dish to share when watching Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again, now available to own on Digital and available on Blu-ray October 23. A juicy baked chicken recipe and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a homemade Greek salad is an irresistible low carb meal packed with flavor!

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado. Juicy baked chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a homemade Greek salad is an irresistible low carb recipe packed with flavor!

The Best Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado!

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Greek food and ABBA are two of my favorite things! When I was asked if I wanted to share a recipe to help celebrate the Worldwide Phenomenon and Sing-Along event of the year, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sing-Along EditionI said of course!

Make plans for a Mamma Mia movie night in soon with this amazing recipe for Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado. First of all, this baked chicken is super moist, easy to make and perfect for a healthy Greek Salad. Second, you’ll want to be sure to serve it up while watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which is on digital now and on Blu-ray & DVD Oct 23.

Seriously, this easy baked chicken greek salad is drool worthy don’t you think? I could eat this everyday!!

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado and fresh vegetables. Juicy chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a Greek salad is a low carb recipe packed with flavor!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

As soon as this movie came out in the theaters, I was there! Now that it’s on digital, I’m even more excited to watch it again, so I can sing along at home. LOL! If you haven’t seen this cute movie yet, it’s a must! It’s so fun to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi with this musical full of ABBA songs.

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The original cast returns and I love that Cher makes an appearance! The guys are my favorite though, because I have a crush on Colin Firth. I dream of living on a Greek island running around singing ABBA songs! When I visited Greece, that’s kind of what I did. LOL! Get the film here.

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Easy Baked Chicken Greek Salad

Since I don’t live on a Greek island, this yummy Baked Chicken Greek Salad will have to do for now. It’s a twist on the traditional Greek salad. I made a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing and added avocado. It’s full of flavor and very easy to whip up for dinner or party.

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Romaine lettuce tossed with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, yellow peppers, olives, red onion and feta cheese makes the most amazing salad! I love the rainbow of colors.

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado and fresh vegetables recipe.

You don’t have to add chicken to your salad, but it makes more of a hearty meal. This baked chicken recipe is my go-to meal for perfectly moist chicken every time!

First, I marinade the chicken in the dressing, then brown each side over the stove and finally bake in the oven.

Baked Chicken Greek Salad - Easy recipe to bake moist delicious chicken

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Adding this delicious baked chicken to your Greek salad is the best and looks beautiful!

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado Recipe

Before serving, I will pour some of my homemade dressing over the chicken to give it a glossy, even more appetizing look. People will go crazy when they see this dish!

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with homemade dressing and fresh vegetables. Juicy baked chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a Greek salad is a low carb recipe.

Head out to the store to get your ingredients for making this salad and don’t miss the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sing-Along Edition, now available on Digital, and on Blu-ray & DVD Oct 23.

Baked Chicken Greek Salad Recipe

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado

Juicy baked chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a homemade Greek salad is an irresistible low carb recipe packed with flavor!

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

Greek Salad

  • 2  large skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 4  cups  romaine lettuce leaves (chopped)
  • 1  avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cucumber (halved and sliced)
  • 2  small tomatoes (cut into wedges)
  • 1/2  yellow pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2  red onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/4  cup  pitted kalamata olives (sliced)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Fresh ground pepper

Dressing

  1. In a bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar and mustard together.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil and blend.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Baked Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of dressing and chicken breasts to a large zipper bag or bowl and toss together.
  3. Lightly coat a baking dish or skillet that is oven and stovetop safe with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts into the dish.
  4. Brown the chicken breasts over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from heat and bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until cooked all the way through (meat thermometer should read 165°). If your dish is not oven safe, place chicken into a casserole baking dish before putting in the oven.?Remove from oven, cover the dish with foil for 5 minutes to let the chicken rest before slicing for the salad.

Greek Salad

  1. While the chicken is baking, fill a large bowl with romaine lettuce.
  2. Combine the avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, yellow pepper, onion, Feta and olives.
  3. Squeeze the juice from a lemon wedge over the vegetables.
  4. Add the sliced chicken and sprinkle with fresh pepper to taste.
  5. Drizzle a tablespoon of dressing over the chicken.
  6. Serve this baked chicken greek salad with dressing on the side.

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7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Let’s talk about salad.

Not because it’s January or because salad’s are “diet food” but because salads can be a magical trifecta of awesomeness in that they are:

  1. A delivery method for a TON of vitamins and valuable nutrients.
  2. Crazy tasty.
  3. Crazy easy to toss together.

Oh. You doubt items number 2 and 3 on that list?

I did too. For many years of my adult life salads were both dietary punishment and huge source of food waste in my kitchen. So help me, I used to need a recipe to make a salad.

My salad plot-twist came in the form of Amy. For many years, we met at Amy’s house for staff meetings and almost every time, Amy would open her fridge and pantry and with what appeared to be little or no forethought, would whip up a giant salad to feed all of us that would leave us oooooing and ahhhhing at the yumminess.

Amy would, I think, resist the urge to roll her eyes at us for fawning over her culinary prowess.

After awhile I realized that Amy had what I did not — a well stocked fridge and pantry.

Now, I’ve grown up a bit and have learned (and am still learning) this balance —planning meals but keeping a kitchen stocked with basics that work for my family and our habits.

One of those habits is salad eating.

After a lot of trial and error…and HATING myself for wasting fresh produce, I’ve landed on a way to stock my fridge and pantry so I can make a delicious salad anytime without going broke or wasting food.

My keeping an item or two from the groups below in my house at all times, I’m always ready to take whatever other fresh veggies I’ve got on hand (the standard carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers) and make a GREAT salad.

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

GREENS
This is your salad foundation. Make it count. Make it nutritious and tasty…walk right on passed the iceberg lettuce. Tear or chop it up so it’s not smacking you in the face when you load up your fork.

  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Mixed Baby Greens
  • Romaine
  • Kale

SALTY / CRUNCHY
Texture is your friend. Salty ingredients bring out other flavors and the fats in these make your feel satisfied…no more feeling hungry an hour after lunch.

  • Nuts (Pistachios, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Cashews, Pecans)
  • Seeds (Pepitas/Pumpkin, Sunflower)
  • Bacon

SWEET
Add fiber, nutrients, and texture with these “sweet” ingredients. A little dried fruit goes a long way, so don’t be afraid of the sugar content when you look at packages…I usually stick with 1 Tablespoon of the dried fruits.

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Citrus
  • Dried fruit (cranberries, mandarin oranges, cherries)

CREAMY
I used cheese sparingly and sometimes not at all, but this ingredient adds protein and delicious taste and is wonderful when you’re stuck in a healthy eating rut. Avocados/Guac are always a hit, but I’ve found that they don’t go with many of my “sweet” items, I like to keep my avocado for my savory salads.

  • Cheese (Goat Cheese, Sharp Cheddar, Shaved Parmesan)
  • Avocados / Guacamole

BIG FLAVOR VEGGIES
Fight off boring with delicious roasted veggies. Roast a big batch and toss them into everything until you run out!

  • Roasted Beets
  • Asparagus
  • Radishes
  • Grilled Onions

DRESSING
Dressings can be tricky. Many are so full of sugar and preservatives that pouring them over your salad negates any nutritional benefit…I’m looking at YOU, Ranch Dressing. Read your labels and find your favorites. I keep one of each category below in my fridge and these are my favorites.

  • Sweet
  • Unique
  • Tangy

salad-dressings
L-R Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Citrus Vinaigrette, Trader Joe’s Sweet Onion & Bacon Vinaigrette, Briannas’ Home Style Real French Vinaigrette

PROTEIN
A salad just isn’t going to keep me full unless I add some solid protein. Sure, I could kick up my protein with nuts and cheese…but too much of those and my tummy gets angry.

  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Pork – grilled tenderloin, shredded, or carnitas (my favorite)
  • Fish
  • Beans

Grab a bowl and start your salad!

Here are my 12 Favorite Combinations:

Arugula + Spinach + Roasted Beets + Bacon + Apples + Pistachios + Grilled Chicken

Greens + Avocado + Tomatoes + Bacon + Grilled Chicken7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Roasted Red Beets + Goat Cheese + Steak + Grilled Onions

Greens + Apples + Hazelnuts + Bacon + Guacamole + Grilled Chicken 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Broccoli Carrot Slaw + Apple + Pork Carnitas 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Tomatoes + Carrots + Asparagus + Kale + Broccoli Slaw + Guacamole + Grilled Pork Tenderloin 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Red Bell Peppers + Kale + Guacamole + Grilled Chicken 7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Apple +Dried Cranberries + Goat Cheese + Pistachios

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Grapes + Goat Cheese + Dried Mandarin Oranges + Pistachios 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Cucumbers + Apple + Almonds + Sharp Cheddar + Bacon + Chicken

Spinach + Strawberries + Pecans + Goat Cheese

What’s your favorite salad combo? I’d love to hear it in the comments!

Traditional Greek Salad

A simple and healthy Traditional Greek Salad recipe similar to what is served in Greece.

One of my favorite dishes is a Greek Salad! On my trip to Greece this summer, I made it a point to try a “real” Greek Salad in just about every restaurant. To my amazement, the Greek Salads served in Greece are much different than what we make in the U.S.

Today, I’m happy to share a true Traditional Greek Salad recipe along with a few of my travel photos!

I seriously took hundreds of photos, and slowly but surely going through the best ones to post here. It was such an amazing trip!! If you want to see more photos now, you can scroll through my travel photos on Instagram here. Nothing is more beautiful than a Greek island!

Bay of Ammoudi view from the Esperas Hotel in Santorini Greece. Photo by LivingLocurto.com (more…)

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