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One of our favorite weeknight dinners: Greek Chicken Bowls. Marinated chicken served over rice with homemade quick tzatziki sauce!

greek chicken bowls on a marble table top

These bowls are packed with yummy flavors and fresh ingredients, and guess what? Greek chicken bowls are really easy to make.

It’s like having a little taste of Greece right in your kitchen! If you haven’t tried Greek food before, you’ve been missing out. I’d like to help fix that for you!

The crisp, fresh flavors of this easy dinner recipe are absolutely scrumptious. I love the combination of garlic, lemon, herbs, and olive oil.

Combine those flavors with the chicken and you’ve got something really special. It’s a flavor experience that will practically fly you straight to Greece!

And what would Greek food be without feta cheese and pita bread? All this will come together to create a meal that the whole family will love. 

This is one of my go-to options for busy weeknights when I need easy dinners. Save that recipe card for later, guys. You’ll be needing it again.

Greek food is great food. So, let’s get started and whip up some delicious Greek Chicken Bowls!

Some of our other favorite chicken recipes we have on our site include: Popcorn Chicken, Chinese Chicken Recipe, and Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet.

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Full of Flavor: The combination of lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs gives the chicken a zesty and refreshing taste. 
  2. Healthy and Nutritious: Loaded with protein from the chicken and packed with fresh veggies, it’s a healthy meal option. Isn’t it great that healthy food can taste so darn good?
  3. Great for Meal Prep: Prepare these bowls ahead of time for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. You could call them Greek chicken meal prep bowls!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Garlic cloves
  • Lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Fresh or dried dill
  • Dried thyme
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Red onion
  • Cucumber
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Pita bread
  • Feta cheese
ingredients needed to make greek chicken bowls

HOW TO MAKE GREEK CHICKEN BOWLS:

  1. Make the tzatziki sauce first. Combine plain yogurt, diced cucumber, lemon juice, minced garlic, vinegar, and dill in a medium bowl.
  2. Carefully stir until well combined—season with salt and pepper to your liking. Chill until serving.
  3. Add minced garlic, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, plain Greek yogurt, dill, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the chicken and coat well. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Remove most of the marinade from the chicken before adding it to the skillet, or else it will burn.
  7. Add chicken in an even layer to the skillet, and leave some space between the chicken pieces so they’ll brown rather than steam. You may need to work in batches depending on how big your skillet is.
  8. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes and then flip the chicken and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the internal temp of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  9. Remove the chicken to a plate to rest.
  10. Serve chicken over rice with a dollop (or two) of easy tzatziki sauce, diced red onion, fresh dill, pita bread, and a lemon wedge over white rice.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT TO SERE WITH GREEK CHICKEN BOWLS?

You can serve these delicious bowls with a variety of sides like a classic Greek salad, cucumber salad, lemon rice, or even some pita chips for a crunch.

If you’re looking for other additions, check out my list I prepared down below!

WHAT CUT OF CHICKEN SHOULD I USE?

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs work great for this recipe. They soak up the marinade nicely and cook up tender and juicy.

Really, you could try any part of the chicken you like, though. The marinade in this recipe will blend amazingly with wings or drumsticks as well!

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DO I HAVE TO USE YOGURT?

Yogurt helps to tenderize the chicken and adds creaminess, but if you’re not a fan, you can marinate the chicken just in olive oil, lemon juice, and spices.

ANY ADDITIONS?

There are plenty of options here that will keep us within the realm of yummy Greek food.

  • Kalamata olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bell pepper slices
  • Cauliflower rice (for a low-carb option)
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Lemon zest for extra zing
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro
  • Sliced avocado
  • A sprinkle of paprika

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

You better believe it! I’ve got some great ideas on that front. 

  • Use chicken thighs instead of breasts for more flavor.
  • If you don’t have Greek yogurt, use regular plain yogurt.
  • Substitute lemon juice with red wine vinegar for a tangy flavor.
  • English cucumber can be used instead of regular cucumber.
  • Use quinoa or couscous instead of rice.
  • Swap feta cheese with queso fresco or another soft cheese.
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HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Again, this recipe is great for meal prep. Feel free to separate into multiple containers to feed yourself over the week!

Freezer: Freeze the cooked chicken for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat before serving.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  • Cook the chicken on medium-high heat for a nice sear.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking for juicier meat.
  • Dice the veggies into small, bite-sized pieces for easier eating.
  • Drizzle some extra lemon juice on top for added freshness.
  • If using a food processor for the marinade, blend until smooth.
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Greek Chicken Bowls are not just delicious; they’re a journey to a world of fresh and tangy flavors. This is Greek food at its finest.

They’re perfect for a hearty lunch or a satisfying dinner, and the best part is, they’re super easy to make.

So, next time you’re thinking of what to cook, remember this recipe and bring some Mediterranean flair to your meal. Enjoy cooking and, most importantly, enjoy your meal!

If you’ve tried these GREEK CHICKEN BOWLS, let me know how they turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 2 votes

Greek Chicken Bowls Recipe with Tzatziki

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Marinade Time 30 minutes
One of our favorite weeknight dinners: Greek Chicken Bowls. Marinated chicken served over rice with homemade quick tzatziki sauce!
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For the tzatziki:

For the bowls:

Instructions

  • Make the tzatziki sauce first. Combine plain yogurt, diced cucumber, lemon juice, minced garlic, vinegar, and dill in a medium bowl.
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup seedless cucumber, 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • Carefully stir until well combined—season with salt and pepper to your liking. Chill until serving.
    Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add minced garlic, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, plain Greek yogurt, dill, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix until combined.
    4 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon fresh or dried dill, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Add the chicken and coat well. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
    1 lb boneless
  • Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Remove most of the marinade from the chicken before adding it to the skillet, or else it will burn.
  • Add chicken in an even layer to the skillet, and leave some space between the chicken pieces so they’ll brown rather than steam. You may need to work in batches depending on how big your skillet is.
  • Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes and then flip the chicken and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the internal temp of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate to rest.
  • Serve chicken over rice with a dollop (or two) of easy tzatziki sauce, diced red onion, pita bread, and a lemon wedge over white rice.
    Easy tzatziki sauce, Diced red onion, Pita bread, Lemon wedges, cooked white rice

Notes

Nutrition is calculated without rice or additional garnishes.
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  • Cook the chicken on medium-high heat for a nice sear.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking for juicier meat.
  • Dice the veggies into small, bite-sized pieces for easier eating.
  • Drizzle some extra lemon juice on top for added freshness.
  • If using a food processor for the marinade, blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Greek

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