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Salad with Greek Style Chicken

on January 1, 2013

Here we are at the beginning of a new month and a new year. Welcome to 2013 and welcome to getting back on the low-carb wagon. I even managed to see a movie at the theater and and avoid the candy and popcorn, go me! 😉

This recipe is very similar to the Greek Chicken recipe I’ve posted before. However, this time I used a different cut of meat. That being said, tonight for dinner we decided to have a big bowl of salad. As I’ve mentioned in the past, when you’re having salad for a main course you need lots of protein. In that light, I stopped at the store and picked up some boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I decided a Greek flavor would be nice so I squeezed some lemons, mixed in some olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano. After mixing those ingredients together I tossed the chicken in and let it marinade for about half an hour.

Recipe

2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (you can use breasts but they need to cook longer)

Juice of 2 large lemons (about 1/3 cup – 1/2 cup)

1/4  cup olive oil

2 tb dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together (except the chicken) in a bowl or plastic bag. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Let marinade for at least half an hour. You can marinade it longer if you plan ahead, which I didn’t lol.

Heat a skillet on the stove over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the chicken pieces and cook about 6 minutes on each side or until cooked completely through.

That’s it! Now, for the salad I cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and added them to my greens and other veggies. Alternatively you can do this as a main dish and serve something like sauteed chard on the side.

One of the reasons I love this flavor combo is because lemon adds a wonderful tangyness to meat. The Greek inspired flavors of lemon and oregano are especially nice with salad because it’s rich but simple and doesn’t overwhelm the other salad ingredients. And for those of us who are eating low carb, lemon has very few carbs but packs a lot of flavor.

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