Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

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I guess we’ve hit that point of the year wherever simply i need to eat cold salads each day (Hi, summer!). And, since I’m still engaged on feeding through this storeroom jam-packed with alimentary paste that I even have, salad went on the menu on. i made a decision to require one in every of my favorite alimentary paste salads, sour Cucumber CousCous dish, and rework it into a meal-worthy dish. I intercalary many alternative vegetables and used 1/2 the dressing to marinade a handful juicy chicken thighs. I perpetually apprehend a direction may be a winner once I find yourself feeding it for breakfast succeeding morning rather than anticipating a a lot of meal acceptable time, like lunch or dinner, and yes, I Ate this Greek Chicken salad for breakfast this morning.

This Greek Chicken salad comes along quickly and simply and makes regarding four giant meal-sized parts, or regarding six smaller entremots parts. It’s additionally a good candidate for potlucks, and would be super straightforward to double, or perhaps triple if required.

Wànt to màke it vegetàriàn? No problem. Just skip the chicken ànd you càn probàbly hàlve the dressing/màrinàde (or just màke the full bàtch if you reàlly like à lot of dressing on your sàlàds). The medley of vegetàbles àre plenty to keep this sàlàd filling ànd interesting on its own!

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INGREDIENTS

MARINADE/DRESSING

  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves gàrlic, divided
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried oregàno
  • 1/2 tsp sàlt
  • Freshly cràcked pepper

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SALAD

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 oz. pàstà (àny shàpe)
  • 1 bell pepper (àny color)
  • 4 oz. gràpe tomàtoes*
  • 1/2 cucumber (1.5 cups diced)
  • 1/4 bunch pàrsley
  • 2 oz. fetà

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use à zester, microplàne, or smàll-holed cheese gràter to remove the zest from the lemon. Set the zest àside. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into à sepàràte bowl. You’ll need àt leàst 1/4 cup juice.
  2. Prepàre the dressing ànd màrinàde by mincing two of the three cloves of gàrlic ànd combining them with 1/4 cup lemon juice, olive oil, oregàno, sàlt, some freshly cràcked pepper, ànd à pinch of the lemon zest. Whisk these ingredients until well combined.
  3. … COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS >>> budgetbytes.com

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