There is nothing I like more than having some pre-made items all ready to grab in the fridge. This Greek chicken salad is one of those things. It makes for a very easy lunch on its own, on top of a salad, or in a sandwich.
Rotisserie chicken is an extremely versatile item to keep in the fridge. It’s great as a spare protein to grab, but its even better for throwing together an easy chicken salad like this one. Chicken salad is a quick, healthy lunch you can make without much prep, and likely with different ingredients around your kitchen. You can, of course, make it with mayonnaise, as it is traditionally made, but I much prefer to use alternative ingredients like hummus, avocado, or even yogurt as the glue to hold the salad together. For this Greek version, it seems only natural to use hummus! The hummus, feta, cucumbers, and tomatoes come together for a flavorful chicken salad that pairs perfectly in a sandwich or on bed of greens with balsamic dressing for lunch. Of course, feel free to add olives to complete your Greek palate, I just happen to not like them very much.
Greek Chicken Salad
Yield 2-4 servings
- 2 cups shredded chicken (I usually use some I have left over or rotisserie from the store)
- 3/4 cup hummus (I usually use a homemade hummus, but feel free to use whatever kind, particularly flavored)
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more, to taste)
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/2 cup chopped grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
- salt and pepper to taste (likely to depend on how salty your hummus is)
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken, hummus, and red pepper flakes and mix thoroughly.
- The mix in all additional ingredients gently, trying not to crush the tomatoes or feta.
- Serve with some thick bread or on a roll.