Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 1 HOUR

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup brown rice

1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved

FOR THE CHICKEN

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon dried oregano

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

FOR THE CUCUMBER SALAD

2 English cucumbers, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

FOR THE TZATZIKI SAUCE

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 English cucumber, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint, optional

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine chicken, 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and oregano; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Marinate for at least 20 minutes to 1 hour, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken to the skillet and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Let cool before dicing into bite-size pieces.

To make the cucumber salad, combine cucumbers, onion, lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and oregano in a small bowl; set aside.

To make the tzatziki sauce, combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest and mint in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld; set aside.

In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.

Divide rice into meal prep containers. Top with chicken, cucumber salad, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce.

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Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

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Stephanie Ouellette