Greek Chicken Bowls

These Greek Chicken Bowls are a little twist on my Meatball Gyro recipe. We’ve made these multiple times already since writing this recipe, and it makes delicious leftovers too! I wrote the recipe to serve two, but can very easily be doubled to serve four, or if you just want leftovers.

The most flavorful way to make the chicken is stovetop skillet or grill. These cooking methods will allow you to get a nice herby char on the outside of the chicken. You could bake, but will not get the same browned texture, and it will take longer to cook.

I used a salt-free version of a store bought Greek Seasoning and combined it with an herby all-purpose chicken seasoning. I recommend using something with herbs you can see, that aren’t ground into a fine dust. This gives the chicken a nice textured crust.

The chicken is served over cauliflower rice (or any rice), and I like to season it up with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little lemon juice. Then the bowls are topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, scallions, and my delish Greek yogurt mixture. Dill, mint, garlic, lemon, and grated cucumber are added to fat free Greek yogurt. So good!

We’ll be making Greek Chicken Bowls all year round! Enjoy!

Greek Chicken Bowls

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Laura Doerr

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp Greek seasoning or all-purpose seasoning blend see notes
  • 1 tsp olive or avocado oil
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tbsp cucumber chopped
  • 1 scallion sliced
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat feta cheese crumbles
  • hot sauce optional
  • sliced avocado optional

For the yogurt sauce

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt fat free
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 leaf fresh mint minced
  • 1 tbsp grated cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel. Seasoning both sides with Greek seasoning or all-purpose blend. Press down so seasoning sticks well, this will help create an herby crust. Add olive/avocado oil or non-stick spray to a skillet, heat skillet over medium. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook on the first side for about 7 minutes, or until nicely browned. Flip, and cover. Cook for another 7-10 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees internally.

  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the yogurt sauce. In a small bowl, combine all of the yogurt sauce ingredients. Set aside.

  3. Once chicken is cooked through, remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice chicken breasts once rested.

  4. Assemble the bowls by placing 1 cup of cooked cauliflower rice on the bottom of each bowl. Arrange sliced chicken breasts over the cauli rice. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, and feta cheese. Top with a dollop of the prepared yogurt sauce. Garnish with fresh mint or lemon if desired, and your favorite hot sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used a locally made gourmet chicken seasoning blend that had a ton of dried herbs, nothing was ground into a powder, so you could actually see the herbs which I like. I’ve also used a salt-free Greek blend before that is really good. I like to look for blends without sugar or added unknown ingredients.

I like to add a little flavor to my cauliflower rice so I often add salt and pepper, garlic powder, and some lemon juice. You could certainly add in some of the same seasoning that you use for the chicken.

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