6 In food/ Recipes

Greek chicken pasta salad

Greek chicken pasta salad - salad with grilled chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives and topped with feta and a tzatziki sauce.

This post contains affiliate links

This Greek chicken pasta salad is packed with protein and can easily be made ahead of time. This salad is made with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, onions and feta served over pasta and grilled chicken with a homemade tzatziki dressing so it’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors.

It’s Wednesday so it’s time for another Wednesday Salad. This week I’m mixing up your traditional pasta salad and giving it a little Mediterranean flair for this Greek chicken pasta salad.

Why you will love this Greek chicken pasta salad

This is the perfect spring or summer dish for a party or light meal on a hot night. It’s packed with protein, and is a great way to use leftover chicken. This salad can easily be made ahead of time for the week too so that you can nosh throughout the week! I like to make the homemade Tzatziki because it just tastes so much fresher but if you’d like you can use store bought too!

Greek chicken pasta salad - bowl with pasta, tomatoes, olives, diced onion, cucumber, chicken, feta cheese and topped with tzatziki sauce.

Greek chicken pasta salad

Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 1 box of pasta cooked al dente
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, cooked, diced
  • 1 jar of kalamata olives, drained, pitted and diced
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 block of feta cheese, cut into cubes

For the dressing: (or store bought is fine)

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, finely grated and water squeezed out.
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • salt (to taste)

Directions:

1.) If you’re using a homemade Tzatziki dressing, start by making the dressing. In a medium sized bowl combine all dressing ingredients and then refrigerated. If you’re using store bought, skip this step.

2.) In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients – the pasta, veggies, chicken, and feta cheese.

3.) When ready to serve, top with Tzatziki dressing and mix well.

Making a Greek chicken pasta salad topped with homemade Tzatziki made with fresh greek yogurt, cucumber, dill and mint

Enjoy!!!

 

Greek chicken pasta salad - pasta with diced cucumber, onion, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta and drizzled with homemade tzatziki sauce.

 

Shop some of my salad must haves

Bentgo salad container for lunches Oxo Salad dressing mixer shaker bottle with lid must have viral vegetable chopper for salads, salsas and more glass salad bowl with acacia wood base and tongs

 

Sign up below to get more recipes right to your inbox

 

Pin for later

Greek chicken pasta salad pin the recipe

For more Wednesday Salad recipes check out

My Caesar Pasta Salad

This Spring Chopped Cobb Salad

Spring Orzo Salad

 

And if you liked this recipe, you’ll also love my Greek turkey meatball bowls!

 

Greek chicken pasta salad - salad with grilled chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives and topped with feta and a tzatziki sauce.

Greek chicken pasta salad

This Greek chicken pasta salad is packed with protein and can easily be made ahead of time. This salad is made with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, onions and feta served over pasta and grilled chicken with a homemade tzatziki dressing so it’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors.
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

For the salad

  • 1 box pasta cooked al dente
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts cooked and sliced
  • 1 jar kalamata olives pitted, drained and chopped
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 block feta cheese cut into cubes

For the dressing

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber finely grated and water squeezed out
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive olive
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • If you’re using a homemade Tzatziki dressing, start by making the dressing. In a medium sized bowl combine all dressing ingredients and then refrigerated. If you're using a store bought, skip this step.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients – the pasta, veggies, chicken, and feta cheese.
  • When ready to serve, top with Tzatziki dressing and mix well.
Keyword pasta, salad

You Might Also Like

6 Comments

  • Reply
    Esme Slabbert
    May 22, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    5 stars
    Love a good salad and all these Greek style ingredients add to the wonderful flavor.
    I visited you via My Thrift Store Addiction. My entries are numbered #33+34.
    Please join us at SSPS: M-S https://esmesalon.com/tag/seniorsalonpitstop/

  • Reply
    Joanne
    May 23, 2024 at 9:56 am

    That looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    May 24, 2024 at 9:14 am

    Nicolle, this is a gorgeous salad! It has a couple of ingredients I can’t eat, but it is so perfect as is for a pair of my friends that I must make it for them. I’ll just take out a portion for myself before adding the ingredients I’m allergic to! #pocolo

  • Reply
    Jennifer Lambert
    May 24, 2024 at 10:16 am

    oooh , my daughter loves pasta salads, so we need to try this one real soon!

  • Reply
    Tony McGurk
    May 25, 2024 at 7:26 am

    5 stars
    That looks absolutely delicious Nicolle. I love pasta salads, they never disappoint.

  • Reply
    Paula
    May 26, 2024 at 9:18 am

    Nicolle, this sounds amazing! Pinned 📌
    Visiting today from PoCoLo #11

  • Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating