Greek Chicken Salad

Good morning, guys and gals! And a happy day it is. I’m finally back with some recipe sharing and today I’m sharing a very basic, very easy, and very delicious Greek Chicken Salad recipe.

Greek Chicken Salad

Lemon + Herb Greek Chicken Salad

The fact that it’s already midway through August just depresses me. I’m really ready for some fall-like temperatures (and to actually not sweat when I walk outside) but August = classes starting. Again. I feel like summer school just ended?

Oh, that’s right. It did.

But! I am loving having this time off because it means I can do fun, social activities without having to worry about taking time off of work or cutting into study time! So, I took a trip to Charlotte, went to a bridal shower, went to my parents on the lake, I’m taking my grandma to the mall, and Matt and I are hopefully going to Six Flags. I got to experiment with some new recipes in the kitchen and cleaned the walls in my apartment. I’ve watched a LOT of Live with Kelly and Ryan (I’m a middle aged housewife, apparently).

Yeah, it’s been a good month so far.

Of course, with summer, I have been grilling a lot. I never really *got* why parents didn’t want to use the oven or stovetop in the summer. I mean, that’s why you have the AC on, right?! Well… my apartment uses electric to power the AC units. Which means we really only turn it on at night so our bedroom can be cold enough to sleep in. So, grilling it is!

One of my go-to meals for a quick, delicious, and nutritious dinner that you can grill is a Greek Chicken Salad. Chances are, you’ve already got everything you need for this salad in your fridge and spice rack which makes everything just that much easier.

Lemon + Herb Greek Chicken Salad

Don’t you hate it when you see something really yummy looking on your Instagram or Pinterest feed only to realize you have to shuffle to the grocery store because you’re missing an ingredient or two? I do. Because the only grocery stores within a comfortable walking distance are expensive (Whole Foods I love ya but $$$) or kinda just meh. City living, folks.

I love love love to marinade chicken in this Greek marinade! The combo of lemon, olive oil, some red wine vinegar, and greek yogurt is just DIVINE. And although I’m sharing a salad recipe today, this chicken can be used in a variety of ways: greek nachos, chicken gyros with tzatziki, a chicken and veggie med bowl, or a tomato cucumber salad. YUM!

So, yeah, versatility is king. Enjoy!


Lemon + Herb Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad

This lemon and herb Greek Chicken Salad is packed full of flavor and nutrients so you get the best of both worlds with this recipe!!
Course Salad
Keyword chicken salad, greek chicken, greek salad, healthy, healthy dinner


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 6-8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cucumbers diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved (or whole! whatever!)
  • kalamata olives to taste
  • feta cheese to taste

Lemon & Herb Marinade

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried dill fresh is good, too – you'll need a handful
  • 4 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup red onion sliced thin



  • In a large bowl, combine all of your marinade ingredients and whisk well. Set aside approximately half of the marinade in a separate bowl or a jar to be used as the dressing. Add chicken to remaining marinade and cover bowl with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate and allow to marinade for at least 15 minutes but several hours is best.

Greek Chicken Salad

  • After the chicken is done marinating, preheat your grill or oven to 350F (or medium heat). If grilling, grill chicken for 5-6 minutes per side (or more if thicker thighs) until the insides are no longer pink. (Or if you have a meat thermometer, until the internal temp. reaches 165F.)
  • While the chicken is cooling, let's prepare the salad. Toss together the mixed greens, diced cucumbers, sliced onion, feta, and kalamata olives with the rest of the marinade from earlier. Chop the chicken and top your salad. Add more feta or fresh dill if you'd like!


If you’re preparing this salad for the week ahead, hold off on dressing until you’re ready to eat! 

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