Chicken salad is a great summer meal – no oven, no big heavy piece of meat on your plate, plus you can tell yourself that you’re just having a salad. Martha has a recipe for Chicken Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber in August Martha Stewart Living. It sounded like a nice light meal.
I poached my chicken – the recipe says to cook it in the oven, but I prefer poaching for this kind of salad. Then you mix it with tomato and cukes that have been salted and drained, yogurt which has been drained, and add lemon juice, garlic and mint and oregano. Serve it on a pita with lettuce.
I loved this. The yogurt is much lighter than traditional mayo in the salad and the fresh herbs give it some pop. I like the tomato and cuke in it as well. This is a great recipe, easy to pull together and very tasty. It also takes great just by itself without the pita.