Chicken salad was always one of those things I assumed I wouldn't like. I think it was because it looked kind of like tuna salad, and I think tuna is disgusting. However, there is a gourmet grocery store nearby that makes a currant chicken salad that Joel absolutely loves, so every once in a while we get some so he can eat for lunch. One day, on a whim, I gave it a try and enjoyed it very much. So...I started giving chicken salad recipes a second look. This one from Annie's Eats looked so great, and it included all the flavors that I love, so I figured it would be a safe recipe to start with. I made it for a quick dinner on Tuesday before we went to look at a house with our realtor. And when I say quick dinner, I really mean quick! While I was grilling the chicken, I cut all the other ingredients. Since I used chicken tenderloins, they were done on the grill after about 8 minutes, and the salad was ready in a total of 10 minutes! I was going to make homemade pita for this, but in the interest of time, I bought a bag of our favorite pita.
1 1/2 cups Cooked Chicken, coarsely chopped or shredded
1/2 cup Cucumber, diced
3/4 cup Tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/3 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
2-3 tablespoons Kalamata Olives, sliced
1 cup Tzatziki (I bought some from the olive bar)
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Pita, for serving
Crumbled Feta Cheese, for serving
Combine the chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives, and tzatziki in a medium bowl. Stir well to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve as desired over pita bread, topped with crumbled feta cheese.