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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup bottled Caesar dressing
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 (4-oz.) package crumbled feta
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce

How to Make It

  1. Combine boiling water, bulgur wheat, and 1 tsp. salt. Cover and let stand 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. Combine bulgur wheat, chicken, next 7 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Serve over Bibb lettuce leaves.

  3. Try This Twist!

  4. Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Rice: Reduce salt to 1/2 tsp. Omit boiling water. Substitute 1 (6-oz.) package long-grain and wild rice mix for bulgur wheat. Prepare rice according to package directions. Proceed with recipe as directed in Step