As the weather starts to warm up, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a light and flavorful salad that captures the essence of springtime. And our whipped feta chicken salad fits the bill perfectly!

It’s a delightful twist on our Whipped Feta Baked Chicken, offering all the flavor without the heaviness. Picture this: tender marinated grilled chicken nestled atop a bed of vibrant spring vegetables, all drizzled with an indulgent whipped feta-based dressing. It’s a flavor explosion that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling refreshed and nourished.

The best part? This salad strikes the perfect balance between light and satisfying, making it ideal for enjoying on warm spring days. Whether you’re dining al fresco with friends or simply looking for a delicious and wholesome meal to enjoy at home on your own, our whipped feta chicken salad is sure to hit the spot.

 

closeup image of whipped feta chicken salad

Why we love Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

Feta cheese is tangy and salty – the perfect base for a creamy dip. This crumbly cheese is made from a mix of sheep and goat milk (sometimes just sheep’s milk!). And if you have been making our recipes for a while, you know we especially love whipped dips featuring feta.

This salad combines our love of whipped feta dips with our obsession with fresh, healthy food — this salad is as scrumptious as it is nourishing. The romaine lettuce, chopped toppings, and whipped feta dressing make for the most perfectly balanced salad. It’s a great meal for those warm spring days when you can’t bear to stand over a hot stove for long but want something cool and refreshing to eat!

What do you need to make whipped feta?

Making whipped feta is incredibly easy. If you haven’t tried to make it yet, now is the time! We are obsessed with it, and know that you will be too once you see how easy it is to make. The only tool you will need is a food processor to whip up the dressing.

And that’s it! We love our food processor because it is such a versatile kitchen appliance. From chopping and grinding to pulsing this creamy feta together, it can do anything. Rather than use a blender, we prefer the food processor because it combines all of the ingredients while aerating them. This helps get the signature whipped feta texture.

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 has a delightfully creamy texture with a hint of acidity. It pairs well with chicken because the bright and refreshing taste balanced out the dense flavor and texture of animal proteins!

Is Whipped Feta Chicken Salad healthy?

Yes, our whipped feta chicken salad is definitely a healthy recipe! Chicken breast is a great source of low-fat protein because it is naturally lean. The vegetables that are loaded on top of this salad also bring a lot of nutritional value to the table! Plus, the mango not only adds a sweet twist but it’s also filled with vitamins and antioxidants. 

grilled chicken on a grill pan

How to make Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

  1. Add the chicken breast, cucumber sauce, salt, and green goddess seasoning to a large bowl. Mix everything to coat the chicken in yogurt. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. After the chicken finishes its marinade, set a grill pan on the stove and heat it up over medium high heat. Add a bit of cooking oil, then place the chicken on the grill pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and cooked through.
  3. In a food processor or blender add the feta, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, water, mint, salt, and pepper. Pulse the ingredients together until creamy.
  4. Using romaine as a base, build your salad! Top the greens with mango, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  5. Add sliced cooked chicken on top.
  6. Dress the 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. Separately store the dressing, the chicken, and the toppings in airtight containers. The salad greens will last 1-2 days before wilting, and the rest will last up to three days in the refrigerator. 

components of whipped feta chicken salad including bell pepper, red onion olive, cucumber, and tomatoes

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
tossed salad with chicken
overhead image of whipped feta salad in a bowl

Whipped Feta Chicken Salad

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
This whipped feta salad is bright, fresh, and full of flavor! Serve it as a main meal or side dish!

Ingredients  

  • 4 chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 3/4 cup prepared cucumber sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Green Goddess Seasoning

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Salad

  • 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.
    4 chicken breasts, 3/4 cup prepared cucumber sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon Green Goddess Seasoning
  • 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, vinegar, mint, salt, and pepper.
    1/4 cup crumbled feta, juice of 1 lemon, 1 garlic clove, 4 Tablespoon olive oil, 2 Tablespoons water, 1/4 cup fresh mint, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 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.
    6 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce, 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
  • Dress salad, and mix together.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1451mg | Potassium: 1260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1438IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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10 Comments

  1. Hello, what kind of dressing do you use on the whipped chicken salad and feta cheese? I absolutely Love all your recipes ❤️

    1. Hi, thank you! We make the dressing:

      1/4 cup crumbled feta
      Juice of 1 lemon
      1 garlic clove
      4 Tablespoon olive oil
      2 Tablespoons water
      1/4 cup fresh mint
      1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
      1/2 teaspoon black pepper
      1 teaspoon white vinegar

      We updated the recipe card to make it more clear. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  2. Just new to your recipes! They ALL look amazing. I understand that nutritional info is an estimate as it is automatically calculated- but where do I find it for each recipe.
    Thanks

    1. Hi, welcome! The nutrition information should always be at the bottom of the recipe card. We just updated this one. Thanks for catching it.
      We hope you enjoy!

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  3. 5 stars
    Just made this last week and it was incredible! Thank you food dolls! As someone who is recently trying to lose weight and eat healthier this was a great meal! Can’t wait to make it again!!