Feta Stuffed Chicken Summer Salad

Ingredients

50 g     Feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 tsp  Parsley flakes, dried
1/2 tsp  Oregano, dried
1/2 tsp  Garlic powder
1 tsp     Paprika
1 tbsp   Olive oil
1/8 tsp  Salt
1/8 tsp  Black pepper
2          Chicken breasts, medium sized

Lemon Vinaigrette

2 tbsp   Fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup  Olive oil
1/4 tsp  Honey
1/8 tsp  Salt
1/8 tsp  Pepper

Salad

2 cups   Mixed greens
1/2 cup  Radish, thinly sliced
1/2 cup  English cucumber, sliced and halved
1/2 cup  Strawberries, stems removed, quartered vertically

Directions

1. Preheat an oven to 350F.

2. In a small bowl, combine feta cheese with parsley flakes, oregano and garlic powder. Mix well. Set aside.

3. In another bowl, combine paprika, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Set aside.

4. On a parchment lined baking tray, use a sharp knife to create a pocket in each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way across. Stuff each chicken breast with equal amounts of feta herb mixture (25 g per breast). Use a pastry brush to coat the chicken breast with seasoned paprika oil. Bake for 30 – 35 min or until internal temperature reaches at least 165F (cooking time may vary depending on the size of chicken breast you are using).

5. As the chicken cooks, make the lemon vinaigrette. In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.

6. On a large serving platter, combine mixed greens, radish, cucumber and strawberries.

7. When the chicken is fully cooked, allow to rest for approximately 10 – 15 minutes before cutting.

8. Once chicken has cooled slightly, add to salad and top generously with lemon vinaigrette.

9. Enjoy!

Recipe by Leanne Soochan, Big Carrot Nutritionist