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Greek Chicken Rice Bowl with Tzatziki and Salad

Angelina
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 servings
Calories 505 kcal

Ingredients 

Chicken

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (butterflied into 4 servings)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Rice

  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 ½ cups brown basmati rice
  • 3 ¾ cups water or chicken stock
  • ¼ tsp salt

Tzatziki

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup grated cucumber
  • 1 ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper

Salad

  • 1 medium cucumber halved and sliced
  • 1 large tomato sliced into wedges
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

For the Chicken:

  • In a large bowl, or gallon-sized plastic zipper bag, add chicken breast pieces, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover, refrigerate, and let marinate for at least 1 hour or over night.
  • When you are ready to cook the chicken, remove from marinade and place on a grill ban or rack. Broil in oven, or grill for 5 minutes on each side.

For the Rice:

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium size saucepan. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and stock and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat, stir the rice, cover, and let simmer according to package cooking time.

For the Tzatziki

  • Place the grated cucumber in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, squeeze and drain as much water as you can out of the cucumber.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, drained cucumber, vinegar, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Salad:

  • In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, tomatoes, onion slices, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Toss and serve.To assemble the dish, place rice into a bowl. Top with a piece of chicken, a scoop of tzatziki, and some salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4Calories: 505kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 28gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 480mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5g
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