Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Tzatziki Chicken Salad – seriously delicious! Chicken, romaine lettuce, pepperoncini, tomatoes, feta, Kalamata olives, dill, red onion tossed in quick homemade tzatziki sauce made of Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Great for lunch, dinner, baby showers, bridal showers, and parties. Serve with some naan or in a tortilla wrap. YUM!

chicken salad in a bowl with naan

The BEST Greek Chicken Salad

This Tzatziki Chicken Salad is seriously delicious! Homemade tzatziki tossed with chicken, romaine, tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, Kalamata olives, and red onion. We had this for lunch and both absolutely loved it! It is packed full of flavor and pretty darn healthy too!

chicken salad in a bowl

What is Tzatziki?

Greek Tzatziki Sauce is a greek yogurt based sauce/dip with grated cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Some recipes may also contain dill or mint. This Tzatziki Chicken Salad uses the recipe I got on my trip to Greece as the base. We ate at an amazing local Greek restaurant. Everything was farm to table. The owner was kind enough to share her recipe for Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce. I used that recipe for the tzatziki sauce in this recipe.

How to Make Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt

This chicken salad is super simple to make. Start with making the tzatziki sauce. Next toss in the vegetables, feta cheese, and chicken. SO easy!

I used full-fat Greek yogurt so it would be nice and thick. Using low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt will give the tzatziki sauce a loose texture.

To cut down on the prep time, I used some rotisserie chicken in this Tzatziki Chicken Salad. This would also be great with leftover grilled or baked chicken. You could even use canned chicken if you prefer.

greek chicken salad in a  bowl

How Long Will Chicken Salad Last?

I like to eat this chicken salad on the day I make it because of the romaine lettuce in the mixture. Lettuce tends to be really soggy after it has been tossed into a salad. If you want to make this in advance, add everything except the lettuce and refrigerate. Add the romaine lettuce right before serving. This will keep 2 or 3 days in the refrigerator. 

What to Serve With Chicken Salad

We served this chicken salad with some Greek-Style Naan bread and olives. For the naan bread, I brushed it with some olive oil, then topped it with fresh garlic, dried oregano and a drizzle of honey. I baked it at 425ºF for a few minutes. SO good. This is also great in a tortilla wrap.

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Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Tzatziki Chicken Salad – seriously delicious! Chicken, romaine lettuce, pepperoncini, tomatoes, feta, Kalamata olives, dill, red onion tossed in quick homemade tzatziki sauce made of Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Great for lunch, dinner, baby showers, bridal showers, and parties. Serve with some naan or in a tortilla wrap. YUM! #greek #salad #chickensalad #tzatziki

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cucumber grated
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • ½ cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions:

  • Squeeze the water from the grated cucumber.
  • Combine the Greek yogurt, grated and squeezed cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in chicken, romaine, tomatoes, pepperoncini, olives, onion and feta.

Notes:

Use full-fat Greek yogurt for a thick texture.
If you want to make this in advance, add everything except the lettuce and refrigerate. Add the romaine lettuce right before serving.
This will keep 2 or 3 days in the refrigerator. 
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bowl of chicken salad

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