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Mediterranean Style Creamy Chicken Salad is the Mediterranean chicken recipe you will want to eat all summer long! Shredded chicken is mixed with classic Mediterranean ingredients like Kalamata olives and feta cheese. This simple recipe only has 7 ingredients. Four of the ingredients come straight from a jar! Mediterranean chicken salad can be made ahead of time, making it the perfect dish to make for your next summer BBQ.

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Serving suggestions

  • Over salad greens
  • In a wrap
  • In a pita
  • As a sandwich
  • With raw veggies
  • With your favorite crackers

At home, I like to eat it over greens. If I was bringing this dish to a party I would probably serve it with a hearty cracker that won’t break easily.

Ingredients needed

  • Cooked & shredded chicken breast
  • Roasted red peppers – I used roasted red peppers that came straight from a jar. You can make your own if you want to, but you definitely don’t have to! You can find roasted red peppers near the pickle section in any grocery store.
  • Red onion
  • Capers
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Optional ingredient – fresh parsley for garnish

That’s it! I didn’t add any extra salt because the roasted red peppers, capers and Kalamata olives all have salt added in the jar. I found the recipe to be plenty salty and flavorful without adding any extra salt.

Equipment needed

  • You will need some extra kitchen equipment to make the shredded chicken. You can make the chicken on the stovetop in boiling water in a saucepan. The chicken could also be made in a slow cooker (like this one found here) or in an instant pot (like this one). If none of that appeals to you then you could purchase a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred that up instead!
  • Large mixing bowl and spoon
  • Cutting board and chopping knife
  • Measuring cups

How to make

  1. Cook & Shred: Cook your chicken breast. I simply boiled my chicken breast on the stovetop until they were cooked through. After the chicken had completely cooled down, I used my fingers to shred the chicken. Place the shredded chicken in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix: Add the roasted red peppers, red onion, capers, Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese to the mixing bowl and thoroughly combine.
  3. Stir: Stir the mayonnaise into the chicken mixture.
  4. Serve: Serve this Mediterranean chicken recipe over greens and garnish it with fresh parsley.
The Mediterranean chicken recipe over greens on a small plate.  Garnished with fresh parsley.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

You bet! It’s one of those amazing recipes that actually tastes better after it has sat for a little while.

Is this recipe gluten free?

As long as all of your jarred ingredients are specified as being gluten free then yes, this is a gluten free recipe! This recipe does not contain any of the common gluten filled ingredients like flour, bread crumbs or pasta.

How long will this recipe keep for?

Mediterranean Style Creamy Chicken Salad will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Can I freeze this Mediterranean chicken recipe?

Technically yes… but I do not recommend it! Mayonnaise does not freeze well and tends to separate after it has thawed. I also do not know how well the jarred ingredients or the onions would hold up after freezing and thawing.

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Mediterranean Style Creamy Chicken Salad


  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This creamy Mediterranean style chicken salad is the only Mediterranean chicken recipe you will ever need. It is high in protein, low-carb and will keep in the fridge well!  Serve this for lunch, dinner or make it in advance for weekly meal prep. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds cooked chicken breast – shredded
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers – chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion – diced
  • 1/8 cup capers – liquid drained
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives – chopped 
  • 1/2 cup crumbly feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Optional – fresh parsley for garnish 

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, roasted red peppers, red onion, capers, Kalamata olives and feta cheese. Mix until combined.
  2. Add in the mayonnaise and mix until combined.
  3. Serve over salad greens and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. 
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe is a great high-protein, low-carb option.
  • This chicken salad recipe is gluten free as long as all of your jarred ingredients don’t have any added gluten.
  • The Mediterranean Style Chicken Salad will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Category: lunch
  • Method: meal-prep
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Mediterranean chicken recipe