MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE

CHOPPED GREEK CHICKEN SALAD WITH PITA CROUTONS AND TZATZIKI DRESSING

Fresh and flavorful, this chopped Greek chicken salad is packed with so many delicious ingredients – toasted pita croutons + amazing tzatziki dressing + marinated chicken. Plus, most of it can be prepped ahead of time! Yes!

Prep Time: 13 HRS 15 MINS

– English cucumber – Kosher salt – Greek yogurt – Mayonnaise – Garlic – Lemon juice – Red wine vinegar – Parsley – Chicken breasts – Olive oil – Pita breads – Romaine

YIELD: 6 SERVINGS

Ingredients

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01

For the dressing: place the cucumbers in a colander or fine mesh strainer and sprinkle with the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss. Let the cucumbers sit and drain for 15-20 minutes (this helps the dressing not turn watery).

02

Place the drained cucumbers and remaining dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if needed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

03

For the chicken: place the chicken in a shallow dish or gallon-size ziploc bag. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, buttermilk, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.

04

Pour over the chicken, cover (or seal the bag) and refrigerate for 8-12 hours. Grill the chicken on medium-high, discarding excess marinade, until cooked through or an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F at the thickest part.