(Did you know that is the name of a Lionel Richie song? He obviously didn’t invent the saying, but it is a darn good song!)
I’m especially chipper today because I made a major life-changing decision yesterday. I plan to reveal the specifics later this week, but let’s just say, I’m walking on sunshine right now (which also happens to be the name of a song…but it isn’t nearly as genius as Lionel’s music).
Last night, I made Greek Souvlaki Chicken Salad from Cooking Light .
I’ve made this a few times for Michael (unfortunately, I have eliminate whatever “souvlaki” is in mine since I cannot eat dairy, but even the non-dairy version is good).
This is a really easy weeknight meal, and what I love most is that there are always a ton of leftovers…so I get the next night off from cooking!
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
Ingredients * 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic, divided * 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice * 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil * 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/4 teaspoon black pepper * 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast * 3 cups cubed peeled cucumber (about 3 cucumbers) * 1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion * 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese * 2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives * 2 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound) * 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt * 1/4 cup grated peeled cucumber * 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar * 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper * 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Preparation
Preheat grill or broiler.
Combine 1 teaspoon garlic and the next 6 ingredients (1 teaspoon garlic through chicken breast) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake to coat. Remove chicken from the bag. Grill or broil chicken 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.
Combine chicken, cubed cucumber, and the next 4 ingredients (cubed cucumber through tomatoes) in a large bowl. Combine yogurt and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken mixture; toss well.
Isn’t my apron fun?
It is amazing how easy it is to adapt recipes to suit both of our dietary preferences/requirements. Sometimes it is a PITA (pain in the arse), but for the most part, I don’t mind it at all!
Do you ever have to adapt meals in your household for various family members or do you all eat the same things?