8/20/13

Paleo Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

So...during the weekdays we I try and cook Paleo. I always have variations for family or if we have friends over but it works for the most part. 

Tonight, I was in the mood to eat out. I thought about what I would order if I did so, and then realized I could make a version just as good. 



Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

What you Need: 
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken tenders 
2 Tbs. Mayo with olive oil (or leave out for Pure version) 
4-6 cups of Romaine and Red Leaf lettuce (or any greens you prefer, I also use spinach)
1/2 Purple Onion cut in 2 inch wedges. 
1/2 Cup of Greek Vinegarette Dressing, plus a little more for salad (recipe below) 
1 large tomato cut in large wedges 
1/2 large cucumber sliced and quartered 
Sliced Kalamata olives (or leave out, my kids don't like them) 
1 lemon

Variations: 
6 slices of smoked bacon, grilled and crumbled. 
6 hard boiled eggs chopped 
Feta Cheese (for those not on Paleo ;) 

Greek Vinaigrette Dressing:
1 cup Olive Oil 
8 Tbs. Red Wine Vinegar
1 tsp. Salt 
4 cloves chopped garlic 
2 tsp. sugar (I leave out, but you can use or add more to taste)
Fresh cracked black pepper 
Lemon juice
Pour in shaker or whisk until combined. 
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Marinade: 
1. In a ziploc bag, toss chicken,and red onion in in greek dressing marinade (and mayo if using.) I also throw the bacon in the marinade as well for about 20 minutes in the fridge. 

Grill: 
Preheat Grill to Medium-Low heat. 
Place chicken, bacon, and purple onion on grill. Turn after about 10 minutes, and finish for about another 10, or when chicken no longer pink and bacon crisp. 

Meanwhile, toss tomatoes, cucumber, and salad greens. 

EAT: 
Place chicken on top of salad. Add crumbled bacon, olives, and grilled onions. Drizzle with lemon juice or extra dressing. Add additional toppings like chopped hard boiled eggs or feta (for those not on Paleo). 

Be prepared for mouth watering flavor!!! 





                     Food Philosophy: Because the effort to make good food is a gift 
                    to those around me.It’s happy memories, togetherness, 
                                                       the living part of life.


2 comments:

Jana Zuniga said...

MARIAAAA this looks amazing!!! YUMM wanna make it soon :)

Jacque said...

It's high time for a blog entry! :)