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A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours.

A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours


What is it about bowls? Honestly, you could take every single component in our grilled chicken bowl, lay it all out on a dish, eat it, and think Well, that was delicious. But the minute you take all of these ingredients, arrange them in a bowl all pretty, you think, even before eating it Well, this is going to be delicious! Just like frappé tastes better sipped on a beach in Greece, just like ice cream tastes best right out of the container, this recipe taste better in a bowl than it does on a plate.

A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours.

Bowls like our grilled chicken bowl are wonderful for their adaptability. We use a base of brown rice (you could easily substitute this for quinoa, bulgur or white rice) which is treated like a canvas. The rest of the ingredients are arranged in an organized, yet flexible manner and the result is a lovely display. Bowls are a wonderful way to adapt each meal to the preferences of the person you are serving it to. In our family for example, one person does not like tomatoes, so no tomatoes in her bowl – she gets extra cucumbers instead. You get the idea..

Although you can choose to top your bowl with any ingredients you like, we love the combination of grilled chicken that has been marinated in a yogourt sauce, feta, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, cucumber, red onion and grilled zucchini. These components give our grilled chicken bowl a Greek flair, and a great freshness and brightness. We hope that you love it as much as we do!

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A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours.

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A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours.
A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours.
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Grilled chicken bowl

A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinading time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: Bowl, Chicken, Chicken bowl
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 726kcal
Author: Mia Kouppa

Equipment

  • 1 outdoor grill or grill pan

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • ¾ cup Greek yogourt, plain
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

For the bowl

  • cups brown rice, cooked
  • 20 Kalamata olives
  • cups grilled zucchini See Recipe Note
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • cup crumbled Greek feta
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced or in cut into slivers
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

For the dressing

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

To serve

  • 2 pitas
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • ½ tsp paprika

Instructions

For the chicken:

  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade and pour it into a food storage bag or medium size bowl. Add the chicken breasts and marinade them in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours but ideally overnight.
    ¾ cup Greek yogourt, plain, 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp dry oregano, 1 tsp granulated garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • Cook the chicken either on an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F; this will take 6 to 8 minutes per side. Alternatively you can roast the chicken breasts in the oven at 350 degrees F for approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Allow the chicken to rest off the heat for about 5 minutes before slicing it on the diagonal. Set aside.

For the dressing:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or jar with a lid and mix well to combine.
    ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil, 2 tbsp (30 mL) white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste

Assemble your chicken bowl

  • Divide the rice evenly into 4 bowls. Next, arrange the remaining ingredients as you wish on top of your rice, dividing them all equally by four.
    2½ cups brown rice, cooked, 20 Kalamata olives, 1½ cups grilled zucchini, 1 cup diced cucumber, ⅔ cup crumbled Greek feta, ¼ cup red onion, diced or in cut into slivers, ¼ cup chopped parsley, 2 tomatoes, diced
  • Pour dressing over the bowls. Enjoy!
  • If desired serve with pita bread that you have brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with paprika and grilled slightly.
    2 pitas, 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, ½ tsp paprika

Notes

Grilled zucchini:
You can easily grill zucchini on an outdoor grill or using a grill pan. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices or rounds, brush both sides with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill until softened and you have some grill marks.  You can also consult our recipe for grilled zucchini here.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 726kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1463mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 3mg

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