Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 50 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A combination of garlic, oregano, za'atar, feta and Kalamata olives makes this summertime salad a myriad of invigorating Mediterranean flavors.


  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon za'atar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 3 cups chopped peeled cucumber (about 3 cucumbers)
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 ripe tomatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon white winte vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Put the garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, oregano, za'atar, salt and pepper into a small bowl and mix well to combine. Rub the mixture onto the chicken breasts and set aside for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Place the remaining olive oil into a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once it begins to shimmer, add the chicken and sear for 5 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and slice into 1-inch pieces once cool enough to handle.
  3. Place the chicken into a bowl and then add the cucumber, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, onion, feta, olives, tomatoes and a few pinches of salt, red and black pepper to taste. Toss the mixture well to combine and then serve.

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