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Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad

This new recipe for Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad is so delicious, and it’s a perfect option if you need a low-carb dish to take to a pot-luck in the holiday week ahead. Use the Salads Index to find more low-carb salads like this one!

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Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad is an idea that just popped into my mind when I had one of those packs of rotisserie chicken meat in the fridge, and when I tested this recipe with Jake and Kara we absolutely loved the flavors. And I was lucky enough to end up with some of the leftovers, and when they were still delicious when the salad had been in the fridge for a few days, I realized this was a perfect Weekend Food Prep recipe too! If you’re someone who takes a lunch to work, I bet you’d love to pull this tasty salad out of the office fridge.

But the reason I’m sharing this recipe when we’re heading into a week of Fourth of July festivities is because I think chicken salads like this one are absolutely perfect when you need something to take to a pot-luck where you know there’ll be a lot of tempting foods. For a long time now the ever-popular Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro has been one of my go-to party dishes. And when fresh basil is available Low-Carb Chicken Salad with Basil and Parmesan is another chicken salad option that I make for parties. But this Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad has some of my absolute favorite summer salad ingredients like Feta cheese, Greek Peperoncini, and Kalamata olives, so I’m guessing this might be the new chicken salad I’ll be making for parties all summer long!


Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cut the stems off the Greek Peperoncini and let drain. (I use kitchen shears which makes it easy and not messy!) If you don’t have leftover cooked chicken, cook 4 chicken breasts for about 15 minutes in barely-simmering water with a little chicken flavor base, then let chicken cool and shred apart. If you have pre-cooked chicken from Costco or rotisserie chicken, just cut into pieces about 1 inch square. Whisk together mayo, lemon juice, and a little Greek Seasoning to make the dressing.

Once the Peperoncini have drained, use your finger to pull out the seeds, then cut into strips with the kitchen shears. Cut the Feta cheese into cubes, cut Kalamata olives in half, and slice green onions on the diagonal.

Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Put chunks of chicken into a salad bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing. Then mix in the sliced Peperoncini, Kalamata olives, and sliced green onion. Add the Feta cheese and gently stir to combine. Season salad to taste with a little fresh-ground black pepper.

Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

This salad can be made ahead and chilled or served right away. The salad will keep in the fridge for several days and is delicious to pull out for a tasty low-carb lunch later in the week!

More Chicken Salads for Summer:

Chicken Salad with Mustard, Hearts of Palm, and Olives ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Caramelized Onion Paleo Chicken Salad ~ Wonky Wonderful
Baby Arugula Chopped Salad with Chicken, Fresh Mozzarella, and Tomatoes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt ~ Aggie’s Kitchen
Shredded Chicken Salad with Green Olives, Celery, and Green Onion ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Healthy Basil Chicken Salad with Walnuts ~ Family Food on the Table

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad

Anyone who likes chicken, Peperoncini, Kalamata Olives, and Feta Cheese will love this Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad!

Ingredients:

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken, cut in 1 inch cubes (or cook 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts if you don’t have leftover chicken.)
  • 1 cup sliced Greek Peperoncini
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup diagonally sliced green onion
  • 4 oz. Feta Cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • fresh-ground black pepper to taste

Dressing Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Cut the stems off the Greek Peperoncini and let them drain well in a colander. (I use kitchen shears to cut off the stems, which makes it easy and not messy!)
  2. If you don’t have leftover cooked chicken, cook 4 chicken breasts for about 15 minutes in barely-simmering water with a little chicken flavor base, then let chicken cool and shred apart.
  3. If you have the pre-cooked chicken from Costco that I used or a rotisserie chicken, just cut into pieces about 1 inch square.
  4. Whisk together mayo, lemon juice, and a little Greek Seasoning to make the dressing, then taste to see if you want a little more Greek Seasoning.
  5. When the Peperoncini have drained well, use your finger to pull out the seeds inside each one, then cut into strips with the kitchen shears.
  6. Cut the Feta cheese into cubes, cut Kalamata olives in half, and slice green onions on the diagonal.
  7. Put chunks of chicken into a salad bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing (you might want a little less dressing if you prefer your salad on the drier side.)
  8. Then mix in the sliced Peperoncini, Kalamata olives, and sliced green onion.
  9. Add the Feta cheese and gently stir to combine.
  10. Season salad to taste with a little fresh-ground black pepper.
  11. This will keep in the fridge for several days and is delicious for a no-heat lunch to take to work!

This recipe was created by Kalyn from an idea that popped into her head and tested with Jake and Kara.

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Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad is a good option for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, including any phase of the South Beach Diet. South Beach followers might want to use light mayo and a bit less cheese to cut down on the fat.

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Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

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8 comments on “Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad”

  1. A great combination of assertive flavors should make this a stand-out on a buffet table!

  2. I am a HUGE Greek Salad fan and this sounds wonderful! However, I am not a Kalamata olive fan. Should I just leave them out or should I substitute? I do like black olives.

  3. Made it tonight and it is delicious! Couldn’t find the Greek seasoning so had to sub with a garlic and herb Mrs Dash. Still tasted amazing. Thanks!

  4. Kalyn, I just came across this and I have to tell you it looks amazing! I love pepperoncinis!
    Thank you for the link love too! xo

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