Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
6 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)

Make chicken salad Mediterranean wtih the addition of Greek yogurt, green olives, and chickpeas, and serve in pita bread halves. Greek yogurt has a thick, rich consistency similar to sour cream. Add honeydew melon and cantaloupe slices on the side.

How to Make It

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Combine chicken and next 5 ingredients (through chickpeas) in a large bowl. Add yogurt mixture to chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Line each pita half with 1 lettuce leaf and 1 tomato piece; add 1/2 cup chicken mixture to each pita half.

Ratings & Reviews

beagsley's Review

June 18, 2013
I agree with bassgurl17 ,the addition of fresh garlic was a natural.I used a little less lemon and added some fresh oregano,also used grilled skinless, boneless thighs and roasted the red pepper,excellent lo-cal lunch or dinner.Wife loved it! Also,one 7 oz. Fage yogurt is plenty.

bassgurl7's Review

March 14, 2013
Cut the chickpeas in half. Use pitted black olives and capers instead of green olives. Add some crushed garlic and hot pepper flakes. THis will wake it up and it's delicious

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

Emiela's Review

October 15, 2012
had this for dinner, it was great, we added apples, and instead of pita we used lettuce, will make this again :)

mrscrazyed's Review

September 21, 2011
Too many beans, not enough tomato.

impeck1's Review

September 09, 2011
Great for lunch, The whole family loved this one.I added some jalopeno peppers to this also

stacylynn's Review

July 02, 2011
I was really pleased with this combo of flavors. I have a picky 9 year old who doesn't like fruit, which many chicken salads contain. This was perfect. I substituted cannellini beans since I was out of garbanzos (have made since with though), chopped green onions instead of red, & added more cumin plus a bit of dried oregano. I also add a finely diced cucumber (peeled & seeded) for a bit more crunch & to stretch the servings. Good fresh, even better the next day. Served with hummus & fresh veggies.

lisa6226's Review

January 13, 2011
This was just ok..I thought that it tasted too much like yogurt,and was missing something as well. I don't think that I will make this again

comparably's Review

December 18, 2010
Awesome, use the Greek Yogurt dressing all the time, makes chicken so good.

kckane's Review

December 12, 2010
This recipe is very good! It's a great alternative to the regular packed lunch. Our store only had 6oz containers of Greek yogurt, which worked fine. Next time, I might also change the lemon juice to lime. It's just a personal preference. I also like that so salt was needed. Enough came from the olives. I'm not sure why people thought it was bland. Perhaps they didn't add enough red pepper flakes?