Greek Chicken Bowl

By Rena |

This Greek Chicken bowl is exactly what you need for an easy lunch or dinner! Made with quinoa, fresh cucumber, kalamata olives, and grilled chicken breasts for a well-rounded Mediterranean-inspired meal.

top view grilled chicken with greek inspired salad and quinoa in a bowl

In the mood for Greek-inspired cuisine that is jam-packed with yummy flavors? If you like chicken, cucumbers, and quinoa, then you’re really going to love this healthy Greek chicken recipe.

Relish in the fact that the leftovers are even more incredible making it great for meal prep, too. The whole family will love these perfectly mixed flavors. Juicy and tender chicken breast served over a bed of quinoa and a load of Greek-style veggies and feta cheese. Ready in just 30 minutes.

Why You Will Love This easy Chicken Recipe

  • Flavorful: This Greek chicken is loaded with all types of fresh and bright flavors you will love. Tender, flavorful, and incredibly appetizing all thanks to tender chicken and fresh veggies.
  • Healthy: Packed with nutrient-dense veggies and quinoa with a good amount of protein, this chicken bowl is a well-rounded meal for lunch or dinner. Gluten-free, too!
  • Simple: You will love how easy this recipe is! Comes together in less than 30 minutes for a quick and easy dinner recipe.
Close image of Greek chicken bowl with veggies

Ingredients You Will Need

Here is a list of ingredients you will need for this Greek chicken bowl recipe. The full measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

For the Marinade:

oil, olive oil
lemons, you will need a couple of lemons for both the juice and zest
honey
garlic, minced
oregano, dried
basil, dried
Kosher salt and pepper

For the Bowls

quinoa, uncooked
chicken breasts, boneless skinless
cucumber, English
tomatoes, Roma tomatoes
kalamata olives
red onion, diced
feta cheese, crumbled

Ingredients on grey surface for Greek chicken bowl

How to Make This Greek Chicken Bowl from Scratch

  • First, cook the quinoa: Add the quinoa to a saucepan with water and salt. Place over medium heat and allow the quinoa to simmer for 12-15 minutes. Once finished cooking, drain the quinoa.
  • Combine the marinade: Next, combine all of the marinade ingredients in a blender or jar. Stir.
  • Marinate the chicken: Then, pour ⅓ of the marinade over the chicken and toss. Reserve the remaining marinade and set it aside.
  • Cook the chicken: Heat a grill over medium heat. Next, add the chicken to the grill and grill for six to eight minutes per side.
Grilled chicken
Top view of diced veggies on cutting board
  • Divide: Next, divide the quinoa among serving bowls. Top with grilled chicken and vegetables.
  • Garnish: Finally, crumble feta cheese over the chicken bowl and drizzle the remainder of the dressing.

Recipe Note and Tips

  • Store the leftovers in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • You may use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use any oil you have. Either avocado, grapeseed, or any other neutral oil will work.
  • Do not overcook the chicken or it will be too tough.
  • Want to use boneless chicken thighs? Go right ahead.
  • For a vegetarian option, skip the chicken and load it up with more veggies.
  • If meal prepping this meal, do not mix the dressing in. Store it separately until ready to serve.
One bowl filled with Greek chicken and vegetables

What goes good with greek chicken bowl?

Sliced chicken on top of Greek chicken bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

Is quinoa better for you than rice?

Although both contain close to the same amount of calories, quinoa is a bit more loaded with protein and fiber than rice. Also, quinoa has a lower glycemic index than rice, which will not spike your insulin production.

What is quinoa good for?

Quinoa is great for a variety of things such as soups, salads, casseroles, and so much more! Again, they are loaded in protein and fiber and helps keep you full longer when compared to other grains.

Is quinoa a superfood?

Yes, quinoa is known to be a superfood because it is nutrient-dense and filled with fiber and protein.

One bowl filled with chicken and vegetables with quinoa

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One bowl filled with Greek chicken and vegetables

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Greek Chicken Bowl

This Greek chicken bowl is exactly what you need for an easy lunch or dinner! Made with quinoa, fresh cucumber, kalamata olives, and grilled chicken breasts for a well-rounded Mediterranean-inspired meal.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Gluten-Free, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek, Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 780kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

Dressing/Marinade

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Kosher pepper to taste

Quinoa Bowls

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa uncooked
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 red onion medium, diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Add the quinoa to a small saucepan together with 2 cups of water and a generous pinch of salt. Place over medium heat and allow it to simmer for about 12-15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Once the quinoa is done cooking, drain if needed, then set aside and allow it to cool.
  • To a small jar add all dressing/marinade ingredients and stir vigorously to emulsify.
  • Pour about 1/3 of the marinade over the chicken and toss to completely coat. Reserve the remaining marinade to use as dressing, making sure it doesn't touch the raw meat.
  • Heat a grill pan or an outside grill over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and grill for 6-8 min per side, or until cooked through and internal temperature reads 165F.
  • Divide the cooled quinoa among 4 serving bowls. Top with the grilled chicken and prepped veggies.
  • Crumble feta cheese over and drizzle with the remaining untouched dressing.

Notes

  • Store the leftovers in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • You may use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use any oil you have. Either avocado, grapeseed, or any other neutral oil will work.
  • Do not overcook the chicken or it will be too tough.
  • Want to use boneless chicken thighs? Go right ahead.
  • For a vegetarian option, skip the chicken and load it up with more veggies.
  • If meal prepping this meal, do not mix the dressing in. Store it separately until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 780kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 1618mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 862IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. Miriam Stein says

    4 stars
    I didnt try this recipe yet. However, I want to point out that since there is dairy and meat (feta and chicken), this recipe is not kosher. Please fix this error as it is incorrect.

  2. Bethany says

    5 stars
    Hi there, love your recipes, are the nutrition breakdowns per serving or for the entire recipe, please? For eg. The Greek chicken bowl,
    Thanks
    Bethany

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