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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad ~ A Microwave Meal

Summer is in full swing here and as I’ve said before….I do everything I can to NOT turn my oven on.  I have a small house and when I turn on the oven it heats up (in a very bad way) the entire main living floor of the house and makes everyone, including me, miserable.  We grill out when we can but when it’s hot and rainy options for a hearty home-cooked meal can be slim but this entire meal is made in the microwave and tastes amazing! 

Fresh Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Caesar Dressing from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

My two older sons workout at the gym several days of the week, after dinner, and a meal like this keeps them full without being heavy and can be ready in less than 30 minutes.  

Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Fillets ~ microwave cooking cupcakesandcrinoline.com

This meal starts with Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets from Walmart – here they are after a few minutes in the microwave.  Don’t they look moist and delicious and those grill marks aren’t just for looks…they taste like they’re fresh off the grill.  

Tyson Grilled & Ready and Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends

I added a few more ingredients {see below} including Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends (also from Walmart).  The Protein Blends come in several flavors and can compliment any meal and my older sons loved that they were a protein blend (gym guys like that sort of thing!).  

INGREDIENTS:

1 package of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets

2 packages Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends Italian Style 

1 box of long grain and wild rice 

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1 package crumbled feta cheese

spinach

Caesar Dressing (optional)

Prepare Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets, Steamfresh® Protein Blends Italian Style veggies and wild rice according to package directions in the microwave.

Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Fillets sliced and ready to be placed on a quick and easy Mediterranean Chicken Salad

 Cut chicken into slices.

Mediterranean Chicken Salad at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Layer spinach beneath the chicken breast, add a serving or the Protein Blends, a serving or rice, some tomatoes and top in the center with feta cheese.

Fresh Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Caesar Dressing from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Top with Caesar dressing if desired (I’m a sauce/dressing kind of gal so I think it was the perfect addition to this easy meal).

Mediterranean Chicken Salad cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Enjoy!

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Sunday 28th of June 2015

I'm a sauce/dressing kind of girl, too..so you're totally speaking my language, here! What a great combo of flavors!

Mary Beth

Monday 29th of June 2015

Oh...you are my kind of girl, Kristi, I LOVE sauce ~ I have a tendency to dip everything!

Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen

Saturday 27th of June 2015

Yum! This is exactly the kind of quick and easy summer recipe I need right now! Looks delicious!

Mary Beth

Monday 29th of June 2015

Thanks so much, Valerie!

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Monday 22nd of June 2015

[…] Earlier today I shared a recipe that could not be any easier…everything can be made in the microwave, it’s packed with protein and layer upon layer of taste and you can make it in LESS than 30 minutes ~ how’s that for a quick and easy summer meal? You can find the recipe here:  Mediterranean Chicken Salad […]

Rachel

Monday 22nd of June 2015

This looks delicious! I love having some simple meal ideas for days when I'm too busy or tired to put much time into making dinner. And I loooove feta cheese and tomatoes, so this looks amazing!