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Jan 03

Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad

Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad

This Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad is so fresh, light and flavorful – perfect for lunches! It’s also filling and full of protein, but what you’ll really love is the seasoned chicken, juicy tomatoes, rich olives, cool cucumbers, salty feta cheese, spinach, basil and hearty quinoa all tossed in a tasty Greek dressing. I want to make it all the time! Better yet, a satisfying serving is just 285 calories or 6 WW Points. To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

I always make the quinoa in my rice cooker (1:2 ratio quinoa to water, cooked on the white rice setting) which is super simple, but you can also easily make it on the stovetop following the package instructions. You’ll want to allow it to cool to use it in the salad, so you can even make it the night before and just pull it out of the fridge when you’re ready to compile the salad. The chicken cooks in just minutes so the whole recipe comes together quickly and easily once the quinoa is ready.

Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad

Looking for more tasty lightened up salads like this Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad? Check out my Strawberry Quinoa Salad, Southwest Steak Salad, Avocado BLT Pasta Salad, Asian Sesame Chicken Salad, Broccoli Salad, Strawberry Steak Salad, Pepperoni Pizza Salad, Roasted Beet Salad, Honey Mint Citrus Salad, Taco Chicken Salad, Avocado Bacon Corn Panzanella Salad, Antipasto Salad, Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad, Greek Orzo Pasta Salad, Harvest Apple Salad, Hummus Chicken Salad, Doritos Taco Salad, Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad, Cheeseburger Salad, Avocado Chicken Salad, Chicken Souvlaki Salad and more in the Salad section of my recipe index!

Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad
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Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad

This Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad is fresh, light and flavorful – perfect for lunches!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature (I used a mixture of white and red)
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh basil
  • 2 oz crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes, I used cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped cucumber
  • 8 kalamata olives, chopped


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow mustard


  • In a large skillet, bring a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, basil, oregano and rosemary and stir into the oil. Cook for a minute until fragrant. Add the chicken to the pan and stir to coat in the oil and herbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-6 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and stir together until combined.
  • In a large serving bowl, combine the quinoa, chicken, basil, Feta cheese, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber and olives and stir until mixed. Pour the dressing from step two over the quinoa mixture and stir until the salad is evenly coated with the dressing. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per (1 cup) serving: 6 (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per (1 cup) serving:
285 calories, 22 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 11 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 23 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per (1 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)

23 comments on “Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad”

  1. This was ridiculously good! I will certainly make it many more times!

  2. If I make this for lunches for the week, will the salad stay fresh through Friday?


  3. Can I switch the white wine vinegar with red wine vinegar, plain vinegar or apple cider vinegar – I have all of those on hand.

  4. I just came across your site & this was the first recipe I made. I just had it for lunch & it was so good! I will definitely be making this again & look forward to trying some of your other recipes. Thanks!

  5. Quinoa is one of those grains that tastes great with Greek cuisine! This salad includes all the best flavors from Greek food, with a nutritional boost because of the quinoa.

  6. This was delicious! Your site used to be one of my go-to’s, but I let my good habits slip a little bit. Decided to revisit because Emily Bites was such a crucial part of my success with the eating part some years ago. I just ate a bowl like this yesterday at Panera, and this is very similar without all the fat and extra calories. I threw a dollop of hummus on top and it was perfect! Thanks for all the great recipes throughout the years!5 stars

  7. It looks really good, I’ll do it now, love for you4 stars

  8. I got everything to prep this for the week. Would you put the dressing on or portion out for each day, if meal prepping?5 stars

  9. I can’t believe how easy these are!! Have to try these!5 stars

  10. I have everything I need to get this ready for the week.5 stars

  11. I have everything I need to get this ready for the week.5 stars

  12. Absolutely fantastic!!!  We had leftovers of everything so planning to gave it again tomorrow night!!!!  I added some diced red onion and no olives, but that is just a preference!!!❤️5 stars

  13. I am all set for the week’s worth of prep work. When planning meals for the week, would you add the dressing at the end or set out individual servings?5 stars

  14. this was unexpectedly delicious! We marinated our chicken in a souvlaki marinade and bbqd the pieces. The whole thing has a delightful Greek salad feel. I will definitely make this again. thank you for posting it.5 stars

  15. What a delightful salad to enjoy during the summer months! It’s simply invigorating and doesn’t weigh you down. And here’s a little tip – if you’re not a fan of feta cheese, try swapping it out for some delicious halloumi cheese instead! Not that I don’t like feta but there’s something about halloumi I can’t resist 🙂5 stars

  16. The author deserves praise for their amazing recipe of Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad. This delightful dish perfectly combines the vibrant flavors of Greece, with tender chicken, nutritious quinoa, and a medley of fresh vegetables. The harmonious blend of tangy feta cheese, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and zesty lemon dressing creates a truly satisfying and healthy meal. Kudos to the author for crafting such a delicious and wholesome recipe!5 stars

  17. It’s a delightful combination of flavors, with tender chicken, wholesome quinoa, and a medley of fresh Mediterranean ingredients. The dish is both healthy and satisfying, making it a perfect choice for a nutritious meal. Well done!5 stars

  18. Thank you for your wonderful recipe, I tried this recipe and it was delicious5 stars

  19. I adore this dish of cuisine. We appreciate your kind contribution!

  20. I appreciate you sharing this fantastic recipe; it was delicious when I tried it.

  21. This time you have surpassed yourself. This is probably the shortest and best step-by-step guide I’ve ever seen.
    5 stars

  22. Made this for a group of 18 ladies. Everyone loved it but I did have to add a lot more dressing than the recipe called for proportionately!5 stars

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