Saturday, March 14, 2009

Feta Chicken Salad

Feta Chicken Salad
Adapted from LivingAfterWLS 5 Day Pouch Test Recipes

This is a recipe that is allowed on Day 3, soft proteins, but I made it my own. I really love the flavors of a greek salad, so I added a few extras to make this taste more like that.

3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (I used rotisserie chicken from the store, but the recipe says you can use canned chicken)
1/2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 green onion, sliced
1 roma tomato, diced (grape tomatoes would be a great substitute here)
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
6 tablespoons sour cream
1 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup greek vinaigrette (I make my own)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon kalmata olive juice (if you like the actual olives - they'd be great in this)
salt & pepper
*next time I might add a bit of cucumber to round out the greek salad theme... or maybe some capers.

In a large serving bowl, mix together the chicken, celery, red onion, bell pepper, tomato, feta, and olives if you choose to add them. In a separate bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinaigrette, oregano, and olive juice - stir to blend. Taste, and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving.

This made me 4 servings at 1 loosely filled cup each...

Serving: I think it would be great in a pita or as a sandwich too, if you're able to eat bread. You could also serve it over lettuce with a side of fresh fruit or greek yogurt... that would make a yummy light lunch.

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