Meal prep chicken doesn’t have to be boring! This recipe for Greek Chicken Bowls is loaded with flavors and sure to fill you up at lunch time. A base of quinoa topped with greek chicken, cucumber and tomato salad, homemade tzatziki and more.
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Every Sunday I spend a little bit of time meal prepping lunches for my husband to bring to work each day.
By the time I’m packing the individual lunches up, I’m always wishing I made extra for myself! This time around I planned ahead and made these delicious Greek Chicken Bowls for both of us.
These bowls feature lots of fresh, colorful ingredients that are so good for you. Here’s what the bowls consist of:
- Chicken thighs marinated in a simple Greek marinade
- Fresh tomato and cucumber salad
- Sautéed red onions
- Homemade tzatziki sauce
- Fresh lemon slices to squeeze over the assembled bowl
One of my favorite things about these bowls is that they are best served cold! So there is no need to reheat them at lunch time. So easy!
That may seem like a long list of items to prep, but I promise it won’t take long! Most of the components use similar ingredients or spices to make things simple.
And the flavor combination you get from all of these elements is totally worth the prep time!
You could totally make this meal for dinner too. It’s best served cold, so it’s great for a hot Summer evening. Just adjust the amounts based on how many people you are serving. For my family of 2 adults and 2 young children, I would probably half the recipe.
Let’s talk about each component of these bowls and how you prepare them, as well as substitutions you can make if you like.
Greek Chicken Thighs: You’ll want to plan ahead to have time to marinate the chicken thighs in this simple homemade marinade for at least a few hours. I put together my marinade the night before and let it sit in the refrigerator all night so it got super flavorful! You can also use chicken breasts if you prefer. To make this meal vegetarian, skip the chicken.
Sautéed Red Onions: After cooking the chicken in a skillet, quickly sauté some sliced red onions.
Quinoa: This is the base of your bowl. If you want to make you meals low carb, skip the quinoa. If you like, substitute another carb such as brown rice or cauliflower rice.
Tomato and Cucumber Salad: Slice up fresh grape tomatoes and cucumbers and mix them together with olive oil, lemon juice and herbs to make a flavor-packed salad.
Chickpeas: All you have to do for this step is open and drain a can of chickpeas!
Tzatziki Sauce: Did you know it is SO easy to make your own homemade tzatziki? It features greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon zest and juice and some spices.
Fresh Lemon Slices: These are the finishing touch for these bowls. Add a slice to each container that you can squeeze over the bowl before eating. It adds so much flavor!