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Mediterranean Chicken Salad


First Posted: 11/02/2011 1:01 pm Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am

In his series Marcus' Kitchen, chef Marcus Samuelsson shares dozens of recipes that prove "American" cuisine is really a delicious melting pot that draws upon flavors from all over the world.

In this video, Marcus brings the Mediterranean into his kitchen by preparing a typical Greek salad, and then topping it with a heavily spiced, marinated chicken breast that's strong with Middle Eastern flavors. (The chicken is seasoned with za'atar, a spice blend that contains sumac and dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, marjoram and toasted sesame seeds. Za'atar can be ordered online from Kalustyans.com.) The salad of olives, red onions, Feta cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers is given a nice acidity with the addition of lemon juice and white wine vinegar.

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