Two bowls of Greek chicken salad next to a smaller bowl of dressing with a spoon and a fork next to the bowls all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Greek Chicken Salad

Make your own dressing to top a quick and easy Greek Chicken Salad. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick but still full of flavor.

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In our kitchen, we love having a few quick and easy options for a meal. Especially if it can be made with very few dishes to clean up afterwards. I’ve been trying to incorporate more salads and healthy meals into our routine.

We often have busy nights after school that require an easy option. Tuesdays are for Cub Scouts so we are very limited on time. Some nights I’ll prepare something to have ready as soon as the boys get home from school. But if I’m working that day, it doesn’t happen.

By using rotisserie chicken, you can have a Greek chicken salad ready to go in about 15 minutes. I have the ingredients listed here to whip up a homemade dressing, but you are welcome to make it even easier by purchasing your favorite Greek dressing.

While this can be a full meal, it’s also a perfect side salad for a Greek dinner. I like it as a side for Feta-Topped Chicken since they both have a similar flavor profile. Or you can make a Greek chicken salad as the main to go along with some Cucumber Summer Salad for a light and refreshing meal.

Step by Step

In a small mixing bowl, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic.

Shred the chicken breast then place in a large mixing bowl, with the chopped lettuce, sliced cucumber, drained chickpeas, and roasted red peppers, and halved olives.

Pour the dressing over everything and gently toss. Serve the salad topped with broken pita chips and crumbled feta cheese.

Two bowls of Greek chicken salad next to a smaller bowl of dressing with a spoon and a fork next to the bowls all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

If you know you won’t be serving all of the Greek Chicken Salad at once, wait to pour the dressing on. Keep this stored individually from the rest of the salad. Place both in airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Pour the dressing on the salad when you are ready to serve.

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 17, 2021

Two bowls of Greek chicken salad next to a smaller bowl of dressing with a spoon and a fork next to the bowls all on a wooden surface

Greek Chicken Salad

Make your own dressing to top a quick and easy Greek Chicken Salad. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick but still full of flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
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Side Dish
Cuisine:
American
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Greek
Keyword:
chicken salad
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greek
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salad
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

Salad
  • 1 lb rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1 heart romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 cucumber (sliced)
  • 15 oz chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup roasted red bell peppers (drained)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives (pitted and halved)
  • 1/2 cup pita chips (broken)
  • 1/3 oz feta cheese (crumbled)
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic
  • Shred the chicken breast then place in a large mixing bowl, with the chopped lettuce, sliced cucumber, drained chickpeas, and roasted red peppers, and halved olives
  • Pour the dressing over everything and gently toss
  • Serve the salad topped with broken pita chips and crumbled feta cheese
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Nutrition Facts
Greek Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 599mg25%
Potassium 730mg21%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 848IU17%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Greek Chicken Salad FAQs

Is Greek Chicken Salad Keto?

Unfortunately, as written, this Greek Chicken Salad is not keto. To make it keto, you would have to replace or eliminate the chickpeas, pita chips, and honey

Do I have to make my own salad dressing?

No, you do not. I prefer making things from scratch, but I know time can be an issue. You could purchase your favorite Greek salad dressing.

Can I make the dressing ahead of time?

Yes! This is a great way to save yourself time. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together and refrigerate in an airtight container. Give it a shake or whisk before using to make sure it is properly mixed.

12 thoughts on “Greek Chicken Salad”

  1. We love making our own salad dressing too. And we always have rotisserie chicken on hand, so convenient. Can’t wait to try this! Looks delicious.

  2. This looks fresh and delicious which makes me realize that I have never made Greek Salad at home. I will make this for lunch tomorrow.

  3. Oh, I feel healthy just looking at the recipe and photo lol! ! Lockdown weight really needs to stop so we’ll be trying this salad. Not a big fan of chicken peas, but I love olives and feta!

  4. My boyfriend is more the adventurous type when it comes to food than I am, so this is a recipe right up his alley. I know that sounds weird, but I don’t like a lot of things unless they’re made into specific things to enhance their flavor, ex: I don’t like chickpeas on their own unless it’s hummus and cucumbers need to be slightly pickled for me to enjoy them! I’ve got a picky tongue, but thank you for helping me make him a nice healthy lunch.

    1. I completely understand as I am very similar. My husband is the one who made and enjoyed this salad. He didn’t know how much I absolutely despise cucumbers in all shapes and forms until the last year and we’ve been together for over 10 years!

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