Grilled Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls Recipe

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Sylvia Burton Modified: March 23, 2022
Grilled Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls Recipe

How To Make Grilled Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls

These quinoa bowls have grilled chicken, avocados, tomato, and cucumber and are then dressed with a Greek-style tzatziki sauce- a light yet filling meal.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Chicken:

  • lbschicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 3tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • tsporegano,dried
  • ½tspthyme,dried
  • ½tspbasil,dried
  • ½tsphoney,optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For Quinoa and Toppings:

  • 1cupdry quinoa
  • 1largeroma tomato,cored and diced
  • 1avocado,cored and diced, optional
  • english cucumber,diced
  • cupfeta cheese,crumbled, optional
  • cupkalamata olives,sliced, optional
  • 1cuptzatziki sauce,homemade or store bought

Instructions

  1. Pound thicker parts of chicken breasts to even out their thickness. Transfer to a gallon size resealable bag. 

  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme, basil, honey and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour olive oil mixture over chicken in bag. 

  3. Seal bag while pressing excess air out. Rub marinade over chicken then transfer to refrigerator and marinate at least 30 minutes and up to 6 hours. 

  4. Cook quinoa in low-sodium chicken broth or water according to directions on package. 

  5. Preheat a gas grill to 425 degrees F. Once preheated grill chicken 4 to 6 minutes per side (depending on their size) until center registers 165 degrees F. Remove from heat, cool for 5 minutes then dice into cubes.

  6. To assemble bowls, divide a layer of quinoa among 4 pasta bowls. Top with chicken, tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, feta, olives and tzatziki. Serve warm.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 939.50kcal
  • Fat: 60.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.74g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.61g
  • Fiber: 8.11g
  • Sugar: 8.80g
  • Protein: 56.88g
  • Cholesterol: 148.48mg
  • Sodium: 1362.13mg
  • Calcium: 303.00mg
  • Potassium: 1111.59mg
  • Iron: 4.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 266.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.92mg
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