Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

10.02.2013

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking Classy

Who knows why I haven’t thought of this until now but tzatziki makes the perfect (and healthy) dressing for a chicken salad. Ever since my sister got me hooked on chicken salad many years ago I’ve loved making it and trying out different variations. It’s easy, it’s quick, it’s healthy (when made with greek yogurt instead of all mayonnaise) and of course it tastes so delicious. We’ve been visiting a mediterranean restaurant lately so it’s inspiring me to make more Greek food at home. I love all the vegetables and herbs, it makes me feel like I am actually walking away with some nutrition from my meal rather than just eating a greasy, heavy meal for dinner that’s giving me nothing but a larger jean size (which don’t get me wrong, I still love those meals on occasion too, just in moderation).

This chicken salad is perfect for putting in a wrap or pita pocket, sandwiching between rolls or croissants or just serving in perfectly soft slices of whole grain bread. With this you are basically getting the filling inside a Greek chicken gyro all blended together in one amazing salad. The nuts in this are completely optional, I only added them to get a little bit of that extra crunch that I’m used to in a traditional chicken salad. If you don’t like kalamata olives you could swap them out for black. And if you’re having a hard time finding Persian cucumbers you could use English (hot house) cucumbers but you may want to seed them before adding to the salad. Enjoy!

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking ClassyGreek Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking Classy

Greek Chicken Salad | Cooking Classy

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking Classy

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking Classy

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked, chilled to cool and diced*
  • 1 cup diced mini Persian cucumbers
  • 3/4 cup sliced grape tomatoes (I sliced each into 3 slices)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced Kalamata olives
  • 3 Tbsp sliced almonds (optional)
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup non-fat or low-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, preferably fresh
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • To a mixing bowl add, diced chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, red onion, Kalamata olives and sliced almonds. Add dressing and toss to evenly coat. Serve over bread, rolls, croissants, wraps, or in pita pockets. For best results serve within 3 hours of preparing (for best crunchiness of cucumbers and almonds), store in refrigerator.
  • For the dressing:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together to blend and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • *To cook the chicken I placed the raw chicken in the slow cooker, added 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth and a bit of salt and fresh ground black pepper then covered with lid and cooked on low heat until cooked through (4 - 6 hours depending on the size of the chicken breasts).
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/10/greek-chicken-salad-sandwiches/

13 comments

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Gorgeous sandwich! I’m officially craving Greek food now! October 2, 2013 at 10:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Chung-Ah! October 3, 2013 at 2:59am Reply

  • Yammie @ Yammie’s Noshery: YUUUUUM!!!! I love Greek stuff!! October 3, 2013 at 5:42am Reply

  • Jamie Tarence: This looks absolutely delicious! I have never seen anything like this before; can’t wait to try! October 3, 2013 at 7:44pm Reply

  • Bree (Skinny Mommy): These look amazing! I love everything Greek inspired! October 4, 2013 at 6:45am Reply

  • tammy: would you consider using canned chicken or would that be too taboo? October 4, 2013 at 2:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I used to use canned chicken for chicken salad on occasion it was the only thing I’ve ever used canned chicken for actually :), now I’ve just found that it’s almost just as easy to throw it in the slow cooker and cook it myself. So, I wouldn’t judge you if you did but I think that fresh is definitely better. October 4, 2013 at 6:48pm Reply

    • Elizabeth: I’d do the chicken in the pouch over canned if it was necessary. Even leftover baked chicken makes great sandwiches. I used to feed my cat canned chicken as an occasional treat, but couldn’t stomach the smell of it after it being in the frig for a day. I can’t imagine how it would be if you happened to be packing this in the morning for a lunch later! October 7, 2013 at 12:48pm Reply

  • razmeen: look tasty and yummy mmmmmh. really like it. October 22, 2013 at 5:00am Reply

  • CakePants: Looks fantastic! I’ll have to make these the next time I’m feeling nostalgic for the time I spent studying abroad in Greece. December 31, 2013 at 12:01am Reply

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