Perk up your lunches with this Greek chicken salad, a useful way to turn leftovers into a delicious lunch or dinner.
Lemon chicken salad sits on top of a green salad with pita chips for scooping to your heart’s content. It’s like two salads in one.
The chicken salad is flavored with lemon zest and juice, dill weed, onion and garlic powder with Greek yogurt and mayo to hold it all together. It sits atop a butter lettuce salad with cucumber, grape tomatoes and red onion.
The lemon dressing recipe makes more than you’ll need but will stay good in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and is a great one to have on hand. It’s packed with flavor and goes well with almost any type of salad – you can even drizzle it over chicken, fish or shrimp.
The one thing I didn’t include is feta cheese – my favorite Greek salad ingredient – it’s very welcome here – throw some in if you have it.
|Greek Chicken Salad|| |
- 1 cup cooked, chopped chicken
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon mayo
- ⅛ teaspoon lemon zest + 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- a dash or two of garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 3 cups butter lettuce
- 8 grape tomatoes
- ⅓ of a cucumber, diced
- a couple slices red onion
- a handful of sliced almonds
- pita chips, for serving
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano + 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- coarse salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
- Combine all the ingredients together in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss all the green salad ingredients together except the almonds and pita chips.
- In a food processor emulsify the oil, lemon and vinegar together.
- Mix in the garlic, lemon zest and seasonings. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle dressing over the green salad. Top with the chicken salad and almonds.
- Serve with pita chips.
- Refrigerate the unused dressing up to 2 weeks - shake well before using.