Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls

These Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls are a quick and healthy meal to prepare for the family.  This dinner has it all – whole grains, vegetables, lean protein and a light yogurt sauce.

Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: Dinner

Yield: 4 servings

Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls

These Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls are a quick and healthy meal to prepare for the family. This dinner has it all – whole grains, vegetables, lean protein and a light yogurt sauce.

Ingredients

    For the Quinoa:
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Dash of salt
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    For the Salad:
  • 4 small cucumbers, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 small tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
    For the Garlic-Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1 cup Yoplait® Greek 100 plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Juice and grated peel of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
    For the Chicken:
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup chèvre (goat) cheese or feta cheese
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Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa well in mesh strainer; add to 1-quart saucepan with water and a dash of salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to simmer. Cover; cook about 20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand about 5 minutes before fluffing with fork.
  2. In large bowl, toss Salad ingredients.
  3. In small bowl, mix Garlic-Yogurt Sauce ingredients.
  4. Heat 8-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make thinner. Season breasts with salt and seasonings. Pour olive oil in skillet; add chicken. Cook about 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is golden and no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet to cutting board; let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Assemble in 4 bowls with quinoa on bottom; top with chicken, salad and a dollop of the sauce. Top with cheese, and serve. breasts.
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These Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls are a quick and healthy meal to prepare for the family.  This dinner has it all – whole grains, vegetables, lean protein and a light yogurt sauce.

Recipe and Photo: Foodista / CC BY