Greek Chicken Salad

I went to grab a few things at the grocery store after work. You know that saying, “don’t food shop when you’re hungry”? I think it’s because you will buy anything just so you can get done and get out. That was my deal tonight. But I only spent $21 and change, so I was pretty good, although I nearly spend $13 on a 100 sheets of nori, but my brain kicked in before I did.

I wrote at list at work of what I needed….it’s still there, stuck to the base of my monitor. 😦

I got grape tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, spring roll wrappers, green onions, red onions and yogurt….the bag was heavy! I don’t think I forgot anything, but there’s probably one thing.

I also saw a truly ghastly parking job happen right in front of me and that was even after he corrected his course. Good heavens!

My mancub & his girlfriend have been working until nearly 9 o’clock every night, so I don’t make anything that’s yucky if it gets cold. Salad is good and chicken is fine cold, too.

I made tzatziki and a salad – not a Greek salad, just a salad. I did put a Greek spice mix on the chicken breasts, though.

Tzatziki Ingredients:

  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried dill…or fresh if you have it
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt- whatever kind you like

Grate the cucumber. Grab small handfuls and squeeze the water out of them, then put it into a small bowl. I say small handfuls, because if there is too much in your hand, you will have pieces of cucumber squirting out – you have to squeeze like you mean it. You could also scoop all the cucumber into a cloth, dish towel or cheesecloth and squeeze the water out that way, but for this amount, I don’t think it’s worth the effort. If you don’t do this, you will have runny tzatziki.

Mince your garlic clove up really small, it’s going to stay raw so leave bigger pieces at your own risk. 🙂

Add your teaspoon of dill and the yogurt and mix. If you need more yogurt, add it. You could also, if you have it, add some Greek seasoning blend or some oregano. Put it into the fridge and let the flavours blend.

Salad Ingredients:

  • Romaine lettuce – I used about 1-1/2 heads
  • Tomatoes – I used 2 generous handfuls of grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 English cucumber- or more
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Olives, if you want them
  • Whatever dressing you like, although Greek dressing might be the way to go, here 🙂
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked however you like
  • Any other salad ingredients you like – bell peppers, beets, pepperoncini

I chopped my salad before I cooked the chicken. Then I went out to the barbeque and cooked them with Greek seasoning dusted over them. Again, oregano would work just as well.

I stirred up a quick little salad dressing of about a tablespoon of Greek seasoning, a couple tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of vinegar.

Put the salad in your bowl, top with some chopped chicken, salad dressing and/or tzatziki and fill your tummy.

You could change the chicken to steak or pork chops, or tofu if you wanted to go vegetarian. Cook the tofu in a frying pan and get it a little crispy on the outside.

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