Easy, but still delicious, dinners are the best. Last night was one of those nights where I was hungry coming home from work, but not in the mood to make a huge meal. Additionally, I had a rotisserie chicken left over from the day before that I wanted to use up. Solution? Clean all the meat off the chicken, and create something tasty with ingredients already in my pantry! If you ask any of my friends, they will tell you Mediterranean is by far my favorite genre of food. This means I always have staple ingredients such as Greek yogurt, feta, or olives in the house (this recipe could’ve used some kalamata olives but I was out!). Therefore, my rotisserie chicken was transformed into my version of Greek chicken salad!
Greek Chicken Salad:
3 tablespoons EVOO
Juice of half a lemon
Kosher salt and pepper
Leftover chicken meat from rotisserie chicken (I had everything left but the breasts and drumsticks), in chunks or shredded
2 mini cucumbers, very thinly sliced into half-moons
1/2 a small Vidalia onion
2 tablespoons of dill
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (you may need more)
Block of feta cut into chunks
Arugula for garnish
In a large bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Fold in the chicken, cucumbers, onion, dill, and yogurt. Taste and adjust seasonings and add yogurt if it is too dry. Cut pita pockets in half, stuff with shards of feta, then chicken salad. Top with arugula and enjoy!