Shake up your lunch with the taste of Greece! This Mediterranean Chicken Salad recipe makes a great, flavorful meal when served in a sandwich. Bring it to work tomorrow for lunch–you’ll make everyone jealous!
Easy Chicken Salad – Mediterranean Style
Ingredients you will need:
- 1/2 C. plain yogurt
- 1/4 C. diced, seeded cucumber
- 1/4 C. mayonnaise or creamy salad dressing
- 1/4 c. chopped, pitted Kalamata olives
- 2 or 3 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and diced*
- 2 T. sliced green onions
- 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1/2 C. crumbled feta cheese
*Try Boiling your Chicken – it’s so easy! Check out the steps below this recipe guide.
In a medium bowl, combine yogurt and mayonnaise, stirring until smooth.
Chop up your boiled chicken.
Then chop up all veggies.
Combine all into the yogurt and mayonnaise mixture. Toss until well blended.
Throw in some feta cheese.
Serve immediately or spread over sliced cocktail buns to make sandwiches. Serves 4.
Boiling chicken is perhaps the easiest way to cook chicken. It’s great way prepare chicken for recipes like the Mediterranean Chicken Salad, because of all the extra flavors being added in the recipe. It’s also great for any kind of chicken casserole, soup, or dip.
To boil a chicken breast, place three cups of water into a large pot. Bring the water to a boil over medium high heat.
When it’s boiling, add 2-3 chicken breasts. Cook for 10-15 minutes then make sure it’s cooked all the way through. Use the water for chicken broth. Watch the video for step-by-step instructions for boiling chicken further below.
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Boiling Chicken Video
Check out this video for step by step instructions on how to boil chicken.
Chicken Salad Recipe Video
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How to Boil Chicken Video Transcript:
Hi, Kristi in the Rada Kitchen and today I’d like to show you how to boil chicken. Now boiling chicken is the quickest way to cook chicken, but it’s really bland and doesn’t taste very good. But it’s the best chicken for salad or soups. So you’ll need a large pot and three cups of water. Bring that to a boil over medium high heat.
Once it comes to a boil, add two to three chicken breasts. Keep the water hot but watch it so it doesn’t boil over. Cook this for 10-15 minutes and we’ll check to see if it’s done.
So this chicken has been cooking for 15 minutes. Now I’m just going to cut it in half. Make sure it’s cooked all the way through, so it’s not pink in the middle. Now you can shred it or chop it for salads or soups. And you can use the liquid in place of chicken broth. Check out my recipe for Meditteranaean Chicken Salad.
End of How to Boil Chicken Video Transcript.
Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe Video Transcript:
Hi, Kristy in the Rada Kitchen, and today I would like to share a recipe for Mediterranean Chicken Salad. This is one of the recipes in our cookbook titled “Are you Chicken in the Kitchen?” This cookbook has 112 recipes that use skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Really easy–everything from cashew chicken to chicken tortilla soup.
So first you’ll need 2-3 boneless chicken breast halves. I’m going to dice these up, I boiled these. I have another video where I showed how to boil chicken. So with the Rada Cook’s Knife, I’m just going to go in and dice up the chicken. This cook’s knife is like a French Chef knife, but it’s smaller so it’s not as intimidating. Once you have the chicken breast diced, we’re going to chop up some vegetables. You need a 1/4 cup cucumber that’s seeded, so I’m going to use about half and you want to chop that. So to seed it, I’m going to cut it in half, and with the Rada Party Spreader, scrape out the seeds. It does a really good job. Then we’ll chop that up.
Then you need about a tablespoon of green onion which I’m going to guess is one onion. Then you’ll need two plum tomatoes and you’ll want to seed those too and dice them. When I cut tomatoes, I only use the Rada Tomato Slicer. Then you need a 1/4 cup of olives that are pitted and chopped. We’re going back to the Cook’s Knife to cut these up too.
So set this aside and in a medium bowl, combine a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt and a 1/4 cup mayonnaise, stir those together until it’s smooth. Now we’re going to stir in our diced chicken. See how this Rada Cutting Board bends and flexes so you can use it like a funnel to get your chopped food, vegetables into your bowl?
Now add the vegetables. To me, the best part is the half cup of feta cheese. Now this is ready to serve immediately. I’m going to serve on these little cocktail buns. I’m going to use the Rada 6 inch serrated bread knife. It slices through those really easy. And that’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad. Just one of the 112 recipes in “Are You Chicken in the Kitchen?”
End of Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe Video Transcript.