Greek Chicken Pasta Salad is a delicious and healthy main dish pasta salad that’s great any time of year! Tossed in a red wine vinaigrette and loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and of course, plenty of feta cheese!
We’re down to the last few days of summer, although you’d never know it here in Denver. We’ve been having near record heat for over a week now with temperatures in the 90’s. It’s a bit much for September, but I’m not going to complain because I’m not looking forward to the cold morning runs coming my way.
Since summer is clearly still in full swing, I decided to make this Greek Chicken Pasta Salad last week. Some people might say it’s a summery meal, but I’m game for Greek food any time of year. To be honest, I get tired of all the casseroles, soup and heavier meals during the cold months and crave something fresh and lighter. Come December you’ll be thanking me for this recipe.
This Greek Chicken Pasta Salad uses some of my favorite elements from other Greek recipes that I have on the blog…and I have a lot. The chicken for the pasta salad is seasoned in a dry rub that I used in these Chicken Shawarma Bowls. Hands down my favorite dry rub on the blog!
The vinaigrette for the pasta salad comes from another favorite recipe, Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Crispy Chickpeas. It’s a simple red wine vinaigrette with the addition of dried oregano and honey for sweetness.
The rest of the pasta salad has all of the ingredients you would expect. Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion, fresh dill and of course feta cheese. The recipe calls for a 1/4 cup, but you do you and pile it on if you’re a feta lover like me, I won’t judge.
With the addition of the chicken this side dish salad is transformed into a main dish salad that’s totally satisfying and won’t leave you hungry an hour later. If you do meal prep it works great for that as well. I definitely didn’t get tired of eating it several days throughout the week.
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