Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad

I love, love, love chicken salad! It’s one of my favorite things to eat for lunch on some good bread or over greens. I’ve posted a few chicken salad recipes (see here, here, and here). It’s one of those foods though that can be kind of tricky as everyone has different preferences. For me, I don’t want anything sweet in it. No grapes or other fruits for me please. Oh, and NO mustard, that’s also a hard pass for me! This version combines two of my favorite things: chicken salad and Greek flavors!

Greek Chicken Salad

I like to use my favorite shortcut of rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, but any leftover cooked chicken works fine! I also mixed in tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, and for some added texture, pine nuts! I love the crunch you get from the cucumber and pine nuts. I thought about adding kalamata olives, but I was worried they would make this too salty for my tastes, but if you want to chop up a few, feel free to give it a try!

The dressing is a mixture of mostly Greek yogurt and some mayo. If you are super against the mayo, you can just use Greek yogurt. You may end up with a bit more dressing than you need, but some people like more and some like less, so I’d rather use less at first and if you are serving this for others, let them decide if they want to add more! This Greek chicken salad is good on bread, crackers, or even greens!

Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken (like rotisserie)
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup diced kalamata olives (optional)
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add the chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and pine nuts to a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir tougher the yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pepper until combined.
  3. Add desired amount to the chicken mixture, mixing until it is well-coated in the dressing. Serve on sandwich or pita bread, over greens, or with crackers.
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Greek Chicken Salad

   

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