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Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

Today’s recipe is so perfect for spring, it’s unreal. This salad is topped with grilled chicken marinated in a delicious marinade, as well as bright, flavorful vegetables and fruit that give it that spring-tastic flavor. 

We’re using one of our favorites, whipped feta dip, to make the dressing, and all-in-all this is such a simple, healthy, and delicious meal!

 

Why we love Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

Of course, we love whipped dips, and we especially love whipped dips featuring feta, which is a super delicious and crumbly white sheep’s milk cheese. Feta cheese is tangy and somewhat salty, and we think it is perfect for whipped dips. 

This salad combines our love of whipped feta dips with our love of fresh, healthy food. Made with leafy green romaine and topped with all sorts of goodies, drenched in a whipped feta dressing, this salad is both delicious and healthy. It’s perfect for early spring days when you can still bear to stand over a hot stove and grill the chicken but don’t want something too warm in your stomach!

What is cucumber sauce

Cucumber sauce, also known sometimes as Tzatziki sauce, is made with Greek yogurt, drained cucumber, olive oil, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. It’s got a delightful creamy texture and tastes a little acidic, and it pairs so well with chicken and other meats because of the bright and refreshing taste it brings!

We love it as a marinade for this dish, because we really think its brightness brings out the chicken so well.

Is Whipped Feta Chicken Salad healthy

Yes, this is definitely a healthy recipe! Chicken is a nice lean meat, packed with protein but not too much fat, and of course we’ve also topped off the salad with a ton of vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives, which all have great nutritional value.

And the mango, we can’t forget the mango on top! With its sweet, juicy flavor, mango is also rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This salad is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients. 

How to make Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

  1. In a large bowl add the chicken breast, cucumber sauce, salt and green goddess seasoning. Mix until the chicken is completely covered in the yogurt. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. on a grill pan on medium- high heat add the chicken. Cook on 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and cooked through.
  3. In a food processor or blender add feta, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, water, mint, salt, and pepper.
  4. Blend until creamy.
  5. Using romaine as a base, build your salad, topping with mango, red onion, Kalamata olives, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  6. Add sliced cooked chicken on top.
  7. Dress salad, and mix together.

 

How to store leftovers of Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

If you think there are going to be leftovers, store the lettuce separately from the toppings to avoid wilting. Also, store the dressing and the chicken apart as well. Put everything in airtight containers in the fridge.

The salad will last 1-2 days before wilting, and the rest will last up to three days in the refrigerator. 

How to make cucumber sauce

  • 1/2 large English cucumber, peeled
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 grated garlic clove
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill, optional

Instructions

  1. Use a box grater and grate the cucumber.
  2. In a large bowl add the grated cucumber, yogurt, vinegar, salt, pepper, and dried mint.
  3. Mix until combined

Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

This whipped feta salad is bright, fresh, and full of flavor! Serve it as a main meal or side dish!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine middle eastern
Servings 4
Calories
Ingredients
  
  • 4 chicken breasts (pounded thin)
  • 3/4 cup prepared cucumber sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Green Goddess Seasoning
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 6 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce (or your favorite greens)
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1 small sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 medium chopped English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes (sliced in half)
Instructions
 
  • In a large bowl add the chicken breast, cucumber sauce, salt and Greek seasoning. Mix until the chicken is completely covered in the yogurt. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • on a grill pan on medium- high heat add the chicken. Cook on 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and cooked through.
  • In a food processor or blender add feta, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, water, mint, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend until creamy.
  • Using romaine as a base, build your salad, topping with mango, red onion, Kalamata olives, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  • Add sliced cooked chicken on top.
  • Dress salad, and mix together.
Keyword easy salad recipe, feta salad, greek salad, healthy salad recipe, middle eastern salad, whipped feta dressing
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