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Diary of a Non-Cook: Greek Chicken Bowl (Meal Prep Easy)

My Greek cravings have been at an all-time high recently.

Diary of a Non-Cook, Pinterest, Greek Chicken Bowl

So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at something. And, can I repeat something for those in the back, I CAN cook, I just don’t LIKE too! Pls, lets set this record straight for the millionth time. Just because someone chooses not to cook often, doesn’t mean they can.

I mean, I do prefer to cook with a recipe. I make healthy, basic stuff without a recipe, but for new stuff, I like some guidance.

Rant over.

Of course, I ran to Pinterest to find a Greek-inspired recipe. I find looking for quick recipes is easier when I look for healthy recipes, they usually require fewer ingredients and are healthier. It seems to be a win-win for me. I found the Greek Chicken Bowl (Meal Prep Easy) pin with a quick search of ‘Greek.’ The pin takes you to a blog, lovely culinary where the actual post lives.

lovely culinary, Greek Chicken, Meal Prep

Pls visit the pin & the blog, even though I’m going to share her recipe here.

Greek Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless skínless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs garlic minced (Note, adjust to preference)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs dríed oregano
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Tzatzíkí Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Englísh cucumber finely diced
  • 1 tsp – up to 1 Tbs minced garlíc adjust to garlíc preference
  • 1/2 Tbs díll weed or 1 Tbs fresh díll, chopped fíne
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh mint optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cucumber Salad

  • 2 English cucumbers peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs olíve oíl
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbs minced garlíc
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Overall, I liked this recipe and it was super easy to follow. If you’re looking to Greek it up, I’d say this is a good one. The only thing was the chicken had too much lemon flavor for me. I like lemon, but it was overbearing in the chicken. That would be the only change I’d make. Also, you can see I just added the tomatoes and the red onions to the Cucumber Salad. Since I wasn’t meal prepping this, I did it a little different.

Also, I added my fave brown rice + quinoa mix instead of the white rice. I also realized I would have preferred to have pita’s, BUT I didn’t, so I had my fave pita chips from TJs. It was a delish dinner and it didn’t feel like I was being gluttonous like I do when I go out for Greek sometimes…

Not gonna lie, I was a little worried about how the Tzatzíkí sauce would taste, but I liked it. It works as a dip with pita chips but also tastes good on chicken too. I plan to make this again, however, I’ll ease back on the lemon juice in the chicken marinade. It was a little time consuming, so I’ll either have to prep it or not make it on a gym night. But I’m glad I spent some time in the kitchen, it was exactly what I needed that night.

While I don’t always find joy in cooking, there are times where I do. Or I at least feel accomplished, rather than joy. This was one of those. I was happy when it was all done. I enjoyed my meal in my new home, I don’t need much more than that at the moment.

It’s no Santorini, but it made me happy!

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