Warm chicken tzatziki salad recipe

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15 min

This warm chicken tzatziki salad is a classic Greek dish which was made by Tonia Buxton especially for The Real Greek restaurants. Feta cheese and chicken are a classic combination and when combined with fresh mint leaves, crunchy cucumber and crisp salad leaves, they’re trasnformed into a healthy lunch recipe that will keep you full until dinner time. This easy salad 15 mins to prepare and serves up to 4 people. For the best flavour, leave your chicken to marinade for as long as possible – you can even leave it overnight.


  • 400g Greek yogurt
  • 12g fresh mint
  • 2tsp salt
  • 4g garlic paste
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 160g cucumber
  • 500g spring onion
  • 240g cos lettuce
  • 60ml lemon juice
  • 120g Feta
  • 600g chicken, diced and marinated
  • For the marinade:
  • 30ml pommace oil
  • 3g dried oregano


  • Cut the cucumber into 2cm batons slice the spring onion at an angle, roughly chop your cos lettuce and toss together in a bowl

  • Finely chop your mint and leave it in a separate bowl

  • Mix half of the lemon juice with the olive oil

  • Mix the other half of the lemon juice with the Greek yogurt, salt and garlic paste for the dressing

  • Either pan fry or grill your chicken until cooked through

  • To plate up separate the leaves into 4 serving bowls or plates (whatever you prefer to eat off)

  • Place your chicken on top of the salad, then the yogurt dressing on top and finish with the chopped mint and crumbled feta, and a drizzle of the lemon juice and olive oil

Top tip for making Warm chicken tzatziki salad

Leave the chicken in the marinade for at least 2 hours before cooking for the best flavour

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