Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad
I love a quick grilled chicken salad in the summer. Other variations I love to make are Halal Food Cart Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce. Or Tex-Mex Grilled Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce and even a refreshing Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach.
Last week I got tickets to see the Dr. Oz Show live in the city, talk about a fun day! After, I had lunch with my friend at a Turkish restaurant and I fell in love with their Shepard’s salad. They served it with fresh grated feta on the side and fresh lemon, I don’t think I’ll have feta any other way now. I savored that salad and took notes so I wouldn’t forget it.
Today, I fell in love with it all over again.
The fresh flavors of the lemon, a hint of dill, cucumbers, and tomatoes with the grilled chicken makes a wonderful main dish salad. Even perfect for lunch or dinner. If you want to make it more substantial you could serve it in a pita. I went with real feta, I’m not a fan of the chalky taste in reduced fat feta and a little goes a long way.
Photo above served with skinny tzatziki sauce. (Pita not included in nutritional info)
A wonderful high protein, low fat, low carb, low point, gluten-free main dish salad! To make this Paleo-friendly, leave the cheese out.
Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad
- 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
For the marinade:
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp garlic, crushed
- kosher salt to taste
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
For the salad:
- 1 1/4 cups cucumber, peeled
- 1 1/4 cups diced tomato
- 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
- 2 tbsp red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup black olives
- 1 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp fresh dillweed
- 1 tsp fresh parsley
- 1/8 tsp dried oregano
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 4 cups shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, grated (omit for paleo)
- lemon wedges for serving
- Marinate the chicken at least 2-3 hours or overnight.
- If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes if grilling outdoors.
- Combine the first 12 salad ingredients (cucumbers through salt and black pepper, not the lettuce) and set aside in the refrigerator to let the flavors set.
- Thread chicken on 4 skewers and cook on a hot grill (indoor or outdoor grill) until chicken is cooked though, about 10-12 minutes.
- Divide lettuce between four plates, top with tomato-cucumber salad, fresh grated feta cheese and grilled chicken.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
106 comments on “Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad”
This is such a tasty, refreshing dish! Great for meal prep and so filling!
This was a light meal that we really enjoyed.! Chicken came out very tender and tasty. Easy to make with very little clean up. Will definitely make this again!
I wonder if you could incorporate these same marinade ingredients in an instant pot shredded chicken recipe
This marinade is not trying to cover up the chicken flavor..better it brings it out to deliciousness! I will keep this chicken cooked ahead of time to use in many ways.
Chicken was really tasty. Salad was a great blend but needs a little more of a dressing.
This meal was satisfying but light enough where we didn’t feel like porkers after eating it.
Will definitely make again.
Finally some good weather in Massachusetts so I’m going to be making this for dinner tonight! Can’t wait to try it
Made this last night and it was delicious. I made a lemon dressing and strained fat free feta cheese into the lemon dressing. It was enjoyed by all of us.
Yum! Glad you enjoyed it!
I made this last night for dinner and had the left overs for lunch. It was delicious. Nice and light! I will make this again.
My new favorite salad… so flavorful, light and satisfying! Thank you Gina!!
Gina, This was amazing. My husband was raving about it- so packed of flavor! There is not one recipe I have made that we didn't love. Thank you! 🙂
I went to Greece almost 20 years ago, and one thing I found a most restaurants was a large slice of feta cheese (around 3"x3" and about a 1/2" thick) that was dipped and fried and came with fresh lemon wedges to squeeze over top. Your comment about the feta with lemon reminded me of that. I'm sure the fried block wasn't very healthy, but man was it good.
I'm marinating meat right now… i'm not going to grill it. how do you recommend I cook it?
I made this tonight and had it after my gym class, like everything else on your website it was AMAZING, I've only got about 7 lbs to lose but you are making it easy! I look forward to trying all your recipes, my husband and son are enjoying them as well and asking me to make them again and again, keep up the good work!
I've made this at least 4 times now and it just keeps getting better! One of my favorite recipes of all time now! I just made the chicken/marinade and froze it for after my baby is born. Thank you for a great recipe!
How would I make this into a gyro instead of a salad the marinade sounds very good…
I served this to my family tonight and my two TEENAGE BOYS wolfed it down and then LICKED THEIR PLATES. Delish!!!
I just made this tonight and it was AWESOME and huge hit with my whole family. I've never had such delicious grilled chicken that had so much flavor. Thanks for posting!
I want to personally thank you for all your amazing recipes. We are now a skinny taste family. My 16 year old daughter has now lost 39 pounds, my husband 32 and me 14! We feel absolutely wonderful! I made this recipe last night for my nephew and his bride! They LOVED it and are new fans of your web site! This is one of our favorites, but everything is delicious. Thank you so much!!!!
We loved this Gina!! I shared and linked on my blog http://mommyimhungry.blogspot.com/2012/05/mediterranean-chicken-kebab-salad-with.html
I've never commented before- but I must say this was AMAZING. I am 35 weeks preggo & have always been a WW. Skinnytaste has kept my weight gain to a minimum (20lbs so far) while letting me eat REAL yummy food. My husband already had me book mark recipes for after the baby comes so he can try his hand at making them for me!
Made this again for the second time last night and loved it! One of our favorites! So refreshing and filling! Yum!
Hi Gina I made this tonight and it was wonderful! Family loved it, as they always do when it comes to your recipes!! Thank you!
I made this for dinner tonight.. quite possibly my favorite meal I've ever made! Amazing!! thank you!
Really love this recipe, thanks Gina! I even got my boyfriend to enjoy a salad for dinner (quite an accomplishment!).
I ended up with more points + though. Did you calculate this using recipe builder or just track it as a meal? I used recipe builder, I'm guessing that's why I got more points?
Made this tonight for dinner and served it with pitas and Skinny Tzatziki. It was PERFECT for today's hot weather and everyone loved it. I didn't realize until I read the comments that you used white vinegar. I used a combination of red wine vinegar and white balsamic oregano vinegar. SOOOO yummy!!! It is incredible that something so light can pack such a flavor punch. Your site continues to amaze!!! Thanks so much for all you do, Gina!
I made this the other night and we had it in a pita with the salad on the side. I made the Tzatziki too. Hubby loved it!!!!
I just made this for dinner. I wanted something lite and fresh. I definitely got what I wanted! It was so delicious, even my 3 year old son ate it and loved it. I LOVE LOVE this site for my meal ideas. 🙂