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Easy Greek Chicken Rice Bowl, just 20 Minutes!

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Perfect for supper prep, make ahead lunches, or even a healthy dinner, this is really a rice bowl which packs some significant Greek tastes! Rice, lean chicken thighs, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, Feta cheese, red onion and hummus… along with a Greek marinade for the chicken which doubles as a dressingtable!

INGREDIENTS

GREEK MARINADE/DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of 1-2 lemons)
  • 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (or garlic paste)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

RICE BOWL:

  • 8-12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (can also use chicken breasts)
  • 2 cups chopped seedless cucumbers
  • 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese optional but recommended
  • hummus (I highly recommend this roasted garlic version)
  • 2 Minute Ready to Serve Family Bowls white rice

INSTRUCTIONS

PREPARE DRESSING:

To a small mixing bowl, add dressing ingredients and whisk to combine well.  Save 1/2 of the dressing (about 1/4 cup) in an airtight container to use later as a dressing.

RICE BOWL:

1 Add remainder of dressing to a large resealable plastic bag with chicken thighs.  Close bag and massage marinade into the chicken.  Refrigerate for several hours if desired.
2 Heat a large skillet over MED-HIGH heat and drizzle a bit of olive oil into the skillet.  Pat chicken thighs with a paper towel to remove excess marinade and cook chicken, about 4-5 minutes per side, until golden and cooked through.
3 Remove chicken to a plate to rest while you prepare the other ingredients.
4 Chop cucumber, onion, tomatoes, and olives and set aside.
5 Microwave rice bowls according to package directions and divide evenly among 4 bowls.
6 To each bowl, add some of the feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and olives.  Add a dollop of hummus to the bowls and add 2-3 chicken thighs per bowl.
7 Serve with whole grain pita or flatbread if desired.

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