Our Greek salad bowl is the best way to enjoy an authentic Mediterranean salad. Combining olives, cucumber, feta, and cauliflower rice, with a delicious tzatziki sauce and chicken, our Greek salad is a hearty and filling salad that can be ready in as little as 15-minutes. Perfect for a quick dinner or made ahead as part of your meal prep days, our Greek salad with chicken is always a WHOLE LOTTA YUM.
Greek Salad Meal Prep
Filled with plenty of vegetables and boosted with feta cheese and cauliflower rice, my daughter and I couldn't get enough of these zesty Greek salad bowls! We chatted as the chicken cutlets roasted, one of us sauteing the cauliflower rice while the other chopped and sliced vegetables, conversation mingling in the air as the kitchen filled with classic Mediterranean scents of feta cheese and homemade tzatziki sauce.
It may have just been the two of us, but time with my only daughter is always time well spent.
And when we can fill that time with both a good visit and a healthy Greek salad with chicken, well, that's even better.
Containing cauliflower rice, a variety of vegetables, cheese, and chicken, Greek salad bowls are a complete meal all by themselves. However, a slice or two of Pita or even bread with some oil to dip in would be a great addition.
Why You'll Love This!
- Make a complete Greek salad bowl in as little as 15-minutes when you start with pre-cooked baked thin chicken breast and prepared tzatziki sauce.
- Or, make your Greek salad with chicken completely fresh and still be done in just over 30-minutes.
- Perfect for lunch or dinner, a Greek salad bowl can be made fresh when you want it or ahead of time as part of your healthy meal prep routine.
- Customize your salad easily to meet your personal preferences by swapping vegetables, opting for a different protein, or omitting the cauliflower rice.
- Our Greek salad bowls are a great way to stick to your healthy eating plan! Gluten-free, low-carb, keto-friendly, and sugar-free, our Greek chicken salad is full of the healthy stuff you want and bursting with flavor.
We love healthy salads in our home for their ease and for the way they fill you up without slowing you down. If you are ready to add some hearty, healthy flavor to your salad routine look no further than our Big Mac salad, keto broccoli salad, and tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad.
Yes, your Greek salad chicken bowl does have a large ingredient list, but it's completely worth it when the feta mixes with the red wine vinegar dressing, the lettuce combines with the onion, and the olives, cucumber, and tomato dance together under the tzatziki sauce.
- red onion - thinly sliced.
- kalamata olives- a mix of olives with or without pits can be used in place of kalamata.
- cucumbers - sliced
- tomatoes - cut into small wedges. Cherry or grape tomotoes will also work
- Feta cheese - cut into small cubes or crumbled.
- green pepper - cut into large dice. Red, yellow, or orange bell peppers can also be used.
- thin-sliced chicken breasts - precooked or follow our 15 minute recipe for chicken breast cutlets.
- cauliflower rice - an optional item that's easy to skip, broccoli rice is another alternative.
- lettuce- we used romaine but any salad green works
- tzatziki sauce - storebought or homemade
- fresh dill - optional garnish
- red wine vinegar dressing
- Chicken - You can use either precooked chicken breast cutlets, precooked chicken tenders, or rotisserie chicken in your Greek salad bowl. Alternatively, you could swap the chicken for shrimp.
Step by Step Instructions
While we do recommend you start with precooked chicken, we are including steps for a delicious baked chicken cutlet recipe. From there, all you need to do is slice and dice your vegetables, cook the cauliflower rice, and toss it all together to make the best Greek salad bowl.
Cook the Chicken
Any pre-cooked or store-bought rotisserie chicken will work for the recipe but here's a simple way to quickly cook chicken if it's needed. You'll need 2 large chicken breasts, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon melted butter, ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare the chicken by cutting two large chicken breasts in half, cutting off the fat. Blot the chicken breast dry, removing some of the moisture helps make the breasts crispy.
- Lay the chicken cutlets on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl mix the olive oil and melted butter. Brush the oil and butter mixture onto both sides of the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with sea salt and pepper.
- Bake the thin chicken breasts for a total of 12-13 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 160 F. Flip the chicken halfway through the cooking time. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the pan juices.
Slice the onions, cucumber, and green pepper.
Cut the tomato into sections.
Place the vegetables in a medium-sized bowl and add the red wine vinegar dressing, dill, and feta cheese crumbles. Combine well and set aside.
Heat a medium-size non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan.
Add the 1 lb bag of cauliflower rice to the pan and saute it until the cauliflower is cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Place the chopped lettuce in the bottom of a bowl or the container you are meal prepping in.
Top the lettuce with the Greek salad mixture you prepped earlier.
Add cauliflower rice and top it with a sliced pre-cooked chicken breast.
Drizzle with tzatziki sauce.
Serve and enjoy!
- Simplify the recipe by making your Greek chicken salad meal prep bowls using pre-cooked chicken, store-bought tzatziki, and pre-cooked cauliflower rice.
- If you are meal-prepping your Greek salad bowls, do not add the dressing or the tzatziki sauce until you are ready to eat.
- One of the best things about salads is they are easy to customize! Add or remove items as your own personal preferences dictate.
Containing cauliflower rice, a variety of fresh veggies, feta cheese, and chicken, these Greek salad bowls truly are a complete meal all by themselves. However, a small Pita shell or even bread with some oil to dip in would be a great addition.
Whether you are meal prepping or simply storing leftovers, you are going to want to store the prepared Greek salad bowls in covered containers in the fridge. They will last for up to 4 days when stored properly.
For best results, don't add the dressing or tzatziki sauce until ready to eat it.
Greek salad is filled with low-carb and keto-friendly ingredients. To keep Greek salad as low carb as possible, check the labels, especially for store-bought red wine vinegar dressing and tzatziki sauce.
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