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Healthy Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Juicy chicken, fresh veg, and creamy tzatziki on a bed of healthy quinoa.

Healthy Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Yield: 4 bowls       Prep: 20 minutes       Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced
  • sliced black olives (optional)
  • feta cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
Marinade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbs dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 a cucumber, seeded and grated
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tbs dill
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt, to taste

To Marinade the Chicken:

In a large ziplock bag, combine all ingredients for the marinade. Place the chicken in the bag and coat with marinade. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator to marinade for at least an hour, 8 hours max.

To Make Tzatziki:

Start by quartering the cucumber and cutting out the seeds. Grate the cucumber using a large grater. In a bowl or jar, combine the grated cucumber with the Greek yogurt, minced garlic, dill, lemon juice and zest, and salt. Stir to combine, cover, and place in the refrigerator.

To Assemble the Bowls:

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place in the pan. Cook the chicken until an internal temperature of 180°F has been reached.

While the chicken in cooking, cook the quinoa according to the package and slice the vegetables.

When the chicken is cooked, slice and divide into 5 portions. Place 1/2 cup of quinoa in the bottom of your bowl. Top with chicken, 1/5 of the veggies, 2-3 tbsp of tzatziki and a sprinkle of feta.


I’m in a real “I hate salad” state of mind right now. So, I needed something healthy but tasty to take for my lunch at work last week. While scrolling though the meal prep section on Pinterest I came upon a list of 20 Healthy Dinners You Can Meal Prep on Sunday, courtesy of The Every Girl, and thats where I saw these Greek Chicken Bowls! I love the flavours of greek food: dill, lemon, oregano, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and creamy tzatziki. I tweaked the recipe to my taste and there you have it, meals for the week!
Tips for cooking: I top mine with tzatziki in the morning before I head out so things don’t get soggy. Next time I make these I will only cut veggies for two or three days of bowls, and then chop some more mid way through the week. I like things fresh. Also, I would have preferred to grill the chicken, but my BBQ was still stored away from the winter. 

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