Spring Barbequed Chicken with Greek Salad
Welcome to Spring (almost!!!) – it’s time to put away the ugg boots for another year and enjoy the warmer temperatures, longer days and lighter meals. A great way to enjoy the best time of the year is to get out into the great outdoors, fire up the barbeque and treat your family to a delicious dinner – and our recipe for this month perfectly fits the bill.
The Spring Barbequed Chicken with Greek Salad is so fast and easy to make – and the best thing of all is that it is such a great meal for weight loss. At just under 300 calories and tiny 5g of carbs per serve, our delicious Spring Chicken with Greek Salad will help you to shed any extra ‘padding’ that may have found you over Winter.
Chicken has much less cholesterol and saturated fat compared to red meat, so not only is this dish great for your waistline, it’s also good for your cardiovascular system.
So grab some chicken from the supermarket and fire up the barbeque this weekend – and enjoy all the beauty that nature gives us at Springtime!
Spring Barbequed Chicken with Greek Salad – serves 4
2 Tbs low-fat yoghurt
1 lemon, juiced
1 Tbs Greek seasoning
2 Tbs fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
500g chicken tenderloins, tendons removed, trimmed
Olive oil cooking spray
100g baby spinach
100g roasted capsicum, sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber, roughly chopped
50g snow pea sprouts
100g low-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup kalamata olives in brine, pitted
METHOD: Place yoghurt, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, Greek seasoning and mint in a bowl. Mix well. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Preheat a barbecue grill on medium-low heat. Remove chicken from marinade and spray lightly with olive oil spray. Barbecue for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until just cooked through. While chicken is cooling place spinach, capsicum, cucumber, sprouts, feta and olives in a bowl. Toss to combine. Divide salad among plates. Top with chicken. Drizzle chicken with left-over lemon juice, season with pepper and serve immediately.
Per serve: 286 calories, 5 grams carb, 4g fat