Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chicken & Goat Feta

Alright this is the last night of salads!  You can make this dish with any vegetables you have on hand so it’s really versatile and you can use different cooking methods for it.  This salad of veggies would be great grilled, but I used my broiler.  I will also say that I am in love with goat feta cheese.  It’s the best thing ever.

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini squash, cut into thick moons
  • 2 yellow squash, cut into thick moons
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into chunks (the salad looks better if you use colorful peppers, but they are expensive so I stick to good ol’ green.  If you’re not a penny-pincher like me — go for it.
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 c. of grape tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. EV olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 chicken breasts, preferably with the skin on
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • goat feta cheese
  • a few fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

Process

  1. Combine all of your chopped vegetables on a sheet pan.  Add minced garlic and toss with olive oil, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Broil vegetables for about 25-30 minutes, stirring them halfway through total time.
  3. Meanwhile, using a knife open up each chicken breast so that it lays flat like an opened book.  Cutting them in half will allow you to cook them on the stove top quickly.  Salt and pepper each opened breast on both sides.
  4. Heat some coconut oil (or other high-heat fat of choice) in a large skillet over medium-high.  Add chicken skin side down, and cook for about 6 minutes.  Turn chicken over and cover with a lid.  Cook another 6-10 minutes or until fully cooked through.  Depends on the thickness of the breasts.
  5. Once vegetables are done sprinkle your fresh basil on them and toss to combine.
  6. Plate your vegetables and serve your chicken thinly sliced on top.

Serve with some goat feta cheese and you have yourself a wonderful salad of warm, slightly charred veggies.  The crisp veggies make this salad special because their flavor is subtly sweet and it give you some variation to the typical lettuce type salads.  Well, that’s it for Meal Deal Salads!  Tune in tomorrow for the kickoff of our new themed menu: Breakfast for Dinner.  Hope you enjoy!!

By the way — if you’re wondering how good this salad is — think of a Mediterranean type pizza without the crust.  Imagine all the toppings piled up on a plate and that’s exactly what this tastes like.  Oh yeah.

Completed Salad #7 - Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chicken & Goat Feta

Completed Salad #7 – Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chicken & Goat Feta

 

 

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