1 cup chicken breast, bite size pieces, cooked can substitute chickpeas
1/3 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup Kalamata or black olives, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
Combine the Grain medley, chicken broth and garlic and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the grain is tender and the water has been absorbed, approximately 15 minutes. Discard the garlic clove and put the grain blend into a large bowl. Gently stir the chicken or chickpeas, onion, bell pepper, olives, feta cheese*, parsley, chives,and salt into the grain blend. Drizzle with the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Stir until evenly mixed. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.
Salad may also be served on a bed of lettuce.
Notes: *Feta cheese can be reserved as a topping for the completed salad.