Weight Watchers Recipes

Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Today, I’m thrilled to share a twist on a classic favorite with my Tzatziki Chicken Salad recipe. This dish marries the creamy, tangy flavors of tzatziki, a beloved Greek sauce, with the refreshing crunch of a traditional chicken salad. It’s a perfect blend for a quick lunch or a light dinner, especially if you’re looking for something satisfying yet straightforward. Whether you’re craving a cool dish on a warm day or simply looking for new ways to jazz up your chicken salad routine, this recipe is a delightful choice.

This tzatziki chicken salad is wonderfully versatile. Serve it atop a bed of crisp greens, like romaine or arugula, for a refreshing salad. It’s also fantastic scooped onto a warm pita bread or rolled into a wrap for a satisfying handheld meal. For a low-carb option, you can fill endive cups with the salad for a crunchy, elegant appetizer. Pairing this dish with a light, citrusy white wine or a chilled iced tea would complement the flavors beautifully.


2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cucumber, seeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, chopped (optional)


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Add the shredded chicken to the bowl and mix well to ensure the chicken is evenly coated with the tzatziki mixture.

3. Stir in the red onion and Kalamata olives, if using, until everything is thoroughly combined.

4. Let the chicken salad chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together

5. Serve chilled, with your choice of sides or in a wrap or pita bread.

Variations & Tips

This recipe is truly a canvas for your culinary creativity. For a zestier flavor, add a teaspoon of lemon zest or a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. If you’re a fan of herbs, try incorporating some chopped fresh mint or parsley for additional freshness. For those who prefer a creamier texture, fold in a tablespoon or two of mayonnaise or sour cream to the yogurt mixture. Veggie lovers might enjoy adding chopped bell peppers or shredded carrots for extra crunch and color.

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