Greek marinated chicken, fresh cut vegetables, hummus, tzatziki sauce… all your favorite Greek flavors together in one bowl! You will love this Greek chicken bowl that transports you to the Mediterranean.
I love making Greek inspired meals and everyone is looking forward to Greek night. Try making this easy chicken or fresh pasta salad recipe for your next potluck! Greek dishes are a delicious addition to your weekly dinner and I make it easy with my slow cooker chicken recipe.
What are Greek Chicken Bowls?
Greek Chicken Bowls are all your favorite Greek flavors combined in one bowl. Grilled juicy Greek-style marinated chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, red onion, hummus, feta cheese and tzatziki sauce on a bed of brown rice. An idea for a delicious and nutritionally balanced dinner!
If you really want to go all out, wow your guests by making some of the bowl ingredients from scratch. I love love this perfect naan bread that can be sliced and served as a pita. Or you could make the best homemade hummus and feta which I think would be delicious in these bowls.
What’s in a Greek Chicken Bowl?
Fresh ingredients are the beauty of a Greek Chicken Bowl. I like to prep chicken ahead of time, making dinner time a breeze. All ingredients can be prepared in advance.
- chicken souvlakiRecipe: Preparing this delicious recipe ahead of time allows you to make these bowls quickly and easily.
- Integral rice: Any kind of rice or grain works in these bowls as a base.
- Cucumbers: English cucumbers are my favorite cucumbers to use.
- Cherry tomatoes: Cut the cherry tomatoes in half to facilitate consumption.
- Red onion: Slice or dice the red onion here. Adds great flavor!
- Kalamata Olives: I LOVE kalamata olives. Make sure the holes have been removed.
- Hummus: Buying in the store is easy!
- Greek tzatziki sauce: You can buy pre-made tzatziki sauce at the store. However, I do have a great recipe that I have linked to here and further down the recipe card.
- feta cheese: Crumbled feta cheese is delicious! It also adds a great texture to bowls.
- Lemon: Because freshly squeezed lemon brings life to every dish!
- Parsley: Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for added presentation and flavor! Aromatic herbs are always essential.
How to make Greek Chicken Bowls
Making Greek Chicken Bowls is an easy dinner recipe, and you’ll love how quickly they can be put together. Combining all the dinner ingredients in one bowl is so much fun! Consequently, you will want to make all your meals a dinner in a bowl!
- Prepare the Chicken and Tzatziki Sauce: Prepare and grill chicken souvlaki and tzatziki sauce recipes ahead of time before assembling the bowls. It can be made a few days in advance, making it a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
- cut the Vegetables/Heat the Rice: Cut cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and olives. Also, heat the rice before assembling the bowls.
- Assemble the bowls: To assemble, put a cup of rice in each bowl. Next, divide the rest of the ingredients into each bowl. After that, layer cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives, hummus, crumbled feta, and tzatziki sauce.
- Add the chicken: Top with prepared chicken souvlaki recipe cut into small pieces.
- Garrison: Garnish with fresh lemons and chopped parsley leaves.
- Serve: Serve then enjoy with some pita if you like!
Everyone enjoys a meal served in a bowl because they can make it their own. Guests can mix and match the ingredients to their liking. Here are some ideas to help you think outside the box and get creative with your ingredient choices.
- Try different cereals: Swap out the grains in the Greek Chicken Bowl with a base of rice, barley noodles, or quinoa. And if you really want to be authentic, Greek cuisine often uses cooked barley, which would be delicious!
- Add more vegetables: I like to add more vegetables to the bowls because it helps me strain more fiber. Bell peppers and/or zucchini would be delicious in these bowls. Plus, you can grill vegetables or serve them fresh! You can also make a simple cucumber salad ahead of time to speed up assembly.
- Make it low carb: If you’re looking to cut carbs, these Greek Chicken Bowls are delicious on a bed of cauliflower rice. Or you can build your bowl on top of a bed of romaine lettuce, which is basically a salad. This also makes your bowl low in calories!
I like to prep the ingredients for my Greek Style Chicken Bowls early in the week in bulk. That way, I have a delicious lunch ready to make at a moment’s notice!
- Chicken: In an airtight container, cooked chicken will last up to 5 days if stored in the refrigerator. You can serve cold or reheat. Be sure to check that the core temperature of your chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit if you are reheating it.
- Vegetables: As a general rule of thumb, I will keep my chopped greens no longer than 4 days in the fridge.
- Rice: Cooked rice will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store in an airtight container.
More Delicious Bowl Recipes to Try
Bowl meals are always a hit in our household! As a result, guests love the fun and delicious flavors of making their own bowl. You must try these famous bowls and I know you will love them.
- Prepare and grill chicken souvlaki and tzatziki sauce recipes ahead of time before assembling the bowls. It can be made a few days in advance, making it a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
Cut cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and olives. Also, heat the rice before assembling the bowls.
To assemble, put a cup of rice in each bowl. Divide the rest of the ingredients into each bowl. Top with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives, hummus, crumbled feta, and tzatziki sauce.
Top with prepared chicken souvlaki recipe cut into small pieces.
Garnish with freshly sliced lemons and chopped parsley leaves.
Serve and enjoy with a side of pita bread if desired!
Serving2 bowlsCalories911kcal (46%) Carbohydrates160g (53%) Proteins22g (44%) Fats21g (32%) Saturated Fats6g (30%) Polyunsaturated Fats4g Monounsaturated Fats8gCholesterol22mg (7%) Sodium1018mg (42%) Potassium25% Sugar811g 6%) Vitamin A995IU (20%) Vitamin C13mg (16%) Calcium244mg (24%) Iron5mg (28%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value varies based on brands used, measurement methods, and serving sizes per family.
Course Dinner, lunch
greek, mediterranean cuisine