Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is a refreshing salad made with seasoned chicken breasts, chickpeas, and fresh veggies, topped with lemon vinaigrette dressing. Try my Blueberry Spinach Salad for another delicious and nutritious salad.


Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes | Total Time 30 minutes


Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Salad

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced (approximately 1 cup)
  • ½ red onion, diced, (approximately ½ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced (approximately 2 cups)

Dressing

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced (approximately ⅓ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Topping

  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

Chicken

  1. Season chicken on all sides with garlic powder.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil. Once the oil is hot, add chicken and cook 8-10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and no longer pink (165°F). Cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken breasts. Set aside and tent to keep warm.

Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, red onion, garlic, yellow pepper, parsley, chickpeas, and cucumber.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad ingredients.
  3. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and add to salad. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve topped with feta cheese.

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