Greek Chicken Salad (Or Turkey!)

I’m no expert in Greek food, but this Greek chicken salad might be the best Greek-inspired thing I’ve ever eaten. It would also be excellent with turkey, which is why I’m posting it right before Thanksgiving. You’re welcome.

I am not one to use Greek yogurt excessively because I don’t think it makes a good substitute for most things it commonly gets substituted for. However, the flavor is perfect for this recipe that I adapted from Alton Brown.

The Meat

Start by cooking with whatever method you want:

1 lb. chicken breast

You can grill it, chop it and saute it, or use the Instant Pot. I put the whole chicken breasts on the trivet with 1 c. of water and cooked them at high pressure for 8 minutes with a natural release. I chopped them up afterward so they wouldn’t dry out in the process.

If you have meat that’s already cooked, use 12 oz.

The Salad

Stir the cooked chicken or turkey with all of the following:

small container Greek yogurt

1 T. lemon juice

1 1/2 t. dried parsley

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

1 small cucumber (or 1/2 of an English cucumber), peeled and chopped

1/4 c. diced red onion

1/2 c. crumbled Feta cheese

1/4 c. sliced Kalamata olives

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. Serve Greek chicken salad on pitas or bread.

Greek chicken salad

A serving does not include nutrition for the pita.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving 
Calories251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g12%
Saturated Fat 3.9g19%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 723mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 7.4g3%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g4%
Total Sugars 4.4g 
Protein 32.5g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 178mg14%
Iron 1mg8%
Potassium 632mg13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Recipe analyzed by VeryWell

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