Mediterranean Chicken and Artichoke Salad

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This is a favorite summertime salad. Bright, fresh, and light, the mix falls between a chicken and a pasta salad, only without the mayo or the pasta. Whenever I make it, I’m reminded how satisfying it is to eat a dish full of so many different tastes: garlic, feta, artichokes, and olives. It’s so easy because, shhh, all you need is a rotisserie chicken.

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This is the kind of thing you’d be happy to serve at a cookout as a lighter alternative to traditional summer salads and not feel like you’re lacking fun and flavor.

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Mediterranean Chicken and Artichoke Salad

Yield: 6 Servings

Calories per serving: 341

Fat per serving: 20g

Ingredients

    Dressing:
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 8 cups packed baby spinach
  • ¼ cup olives (black, kalamata, green, whatever), chopped
  • 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (¾ cup)
  • ½ cup artichoke hearts (from a jar or can, in water or brine), quartered
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded, meat removed from bones (about 1 ½ pounds chopped chicken)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, toss all salad ingredients. Pour the dressing over the top and toss to coat. Serve.

Notes

Nutrition Information: Calories 341, Fat 20g, Carb 11g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g, Protein 27g

http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2012/06/03/mediterranean-chicken-and-artichoke-salad/

Comments

  1. says

    Hello! You are wonderful and inspiring. I bought my first cooling rack (today) because of you! I know…so silly. QUESTION: You often have chicken recipes that don’t show what you do to the chicken, for instance, your buffalo chicken egg rolls. Do you bake the chicken for those…boil? I seem to be confused about the most basic things in the kitchen.

  2. says

    Yum! I need to make this for lunches in the summer, it sounds delish! If I was making ahead of time would I add the dressing at the very end though? Or is the spinach supposed to be kinda wilty? Either way, the flavors here are great and I love anything with olives.

    Yet again, I am so jealous of your adventures, lady! :)

  3. Jessi says

    This was an amazing recipe and was fun to make. I used marinated artichokes and garlic stuffed green olives and I think it added an extra kick to it. I rate this as a 5 star for sure.

  4. Hanan says

    Just made this…. delish! I love people who introduce me to amazing salads… more reasons to love you Andie! Thanks a bunch :)

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