Greek Chicken Bowls (Meal Prep Easy)

Greek Chicken Bowls (Meal Prep Easy)

Greek Chicken Bowls (Meal Prep Easy)

Ingredients

Greek Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs garlic minced (Note, adjust to preference)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cucumber Salad

  • 2 English cucumbers peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber finely diced
  • 1 tsp – up to 1 Tbs minced garlic adjust to garlic preference
  • 1/2 Tbs dill weed or 1 Tbs fresh dill, chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh mint optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Rest

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion slices

Instructions

  • In a large plastic zip bag, combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, greek yogurts and salt and pepper. Massage to mix.
  • Add chicken into the bag.
  • Massage to make sure chicken is full covered and marinate for at least 20 minutes, up to 12 hours.
  • Drain the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.
  • In a skillet, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • I used my Anolon Skillet which I love because it heats evenly, is metal utensil friendly, and can be used in the oven up to 400 degrees.
  • Add chicken when it is hot, and cook, flipping part way through. Cook approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Cooking time depends on thickness and size of the chicken. Cook until internal temp is 165 degrees.
  • Remove from pan, and let cool.
  • Once cool, cut into bite sized pieces. Just make sure you let it cool, or all the juice will run out.
  • Meanwhile, make cucumber salad by chunking the cucumbers, and tossing in a bowl with the lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano. Set aside
  • Make tzatziki sauce by combining the Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill weed, lemon juice, lemon zest in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. And add mint (optional)
  • Refrigerate while assembling your bowls.
  • Cook brown rice according to package directions. When finished cooking, divide between meal prep containers, 1/2 cup in each container, halve cherry tomatoes, and mix with red onion slices. Divide amongst the bowls.
  • Top with chicken, cucumber salad, and some tzatziki sauce.
  • Keep for 3- 5 days in airtight container, serve cold!