Monday, October 21, 2013

greek chicken salad sandwiches


Happy Monday, y'all!

Most of you know that I teach fifth grade. As a teacher, I have to pack my lunch every day so that I can eat with my kiddos during our lunch hour (which is really only like 20 minutes). And lunches can get a little boring. So it's super important for me to have a bunch of delicious lunch recipes that not only break up the monotony, but that I can actually look forward to eating!

This Greek chicken salad is a fantastic twist on a lunch staple. The kalamata olives and sundried tomatoes give it an amazing flavor, and the little bit of feta is just perfect. Prep this at the beginning of the week and have delicious lunches all week long!

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches (adapted from Cooking Classy)
yields 6 sandwiches

you'll need:
1 lb. chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 cup seeded and diced English cucumbers
10 sundried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and thinly sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup diced Kalamata olives
1 cup tzatziki (store-bought or homemade)
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 slices bread (I like a hearty, grainy bread for chicken salad)

In a large bowl, stir all ingredients (except bread) together until tzatziki is evenly distributed and everything is well-mixed. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow to flavors to develop. Serve between slices of bread (I like to toast mine!). Enjoy!

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24 comments:

  1. So umm..I'm gonna need you to send me that sandwich.. Like for really!

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  2. Always love a twist on the classic chicken salad. And I bring my lunch almost every day so I need another dish for the rotation! Thanks!!

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  3. You evil genius! This sounds soooooo good! Perfect for lunches to bring to work or to serve over a salad! In love with this!

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  4. Looks so delicious Marie! I'd be thrilled to have that in my lunch box!

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  5. I need to try this out, but with chickpeas in place of the chicken. It sounds fantastic!

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    1. That sounds like a perfect substitute! Thanks!

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  6. Greek flavors are my favorite!! Oh what I wouldn't give for this sandwich to appear in front of me right now ;)

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    1. Me too! I am obsessed with Greek food lately!

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  7. Marie, I picture you with some delicious lunches like this sandwich - but didn't realize you'd be eating them with 5th graders! Good teachers are the best - my son has an amazing teacher this year in 3rd and I'm so, so grateful! Btw, I always wonder what those 20 minute lunches are like...must be hectic.

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    1. Haha, yes they ARE hectic! So glad you love your son's teacher this year. Good relationships between parents and teachers is so important!!

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  8. what a great salad for sandwiches- I love that you used tzaztiki sauce as the binder!

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    1. Thanks Ruthy! Don't know why I'd never tried doing that before, but it was delicious!

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  9. I've been wanting to try this recipe from Jaclyn for a while, and your take on it looks SO tasty, Marie! Love that hearty bread you used, too. Now I definitely need to make it soon!

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    1. Thanks, Georgia! It's the seeduction bread from Whole Foods - I'm obsessed with that stuff!

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  10. Chicken salad sandwiches are one of my favorites. You nailed this post, good!!

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  11. I like making a big batch of stuff that I eat on for lunches all week too! I haven't tried chicken salad for a sandwich, though!

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    1. It's one of my favorites! I think you'd love it!

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  12. This looks SO good. I love Greek-anything, and I never thought of this! You could even sub some olive oil for the tzatziki and serve it over salad.. nom.

    Cheryl
    http://thestylistquo.com

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    1. That is a fabulous idea!! Thanks, Cheryl!

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