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Throw these Greek Chicken Bowls together for a delicious dinner, or include them in your meal prep for lunch the entire week – either way it’s perfect! The combination of fresh, crunchy cucumber salad, chicken breast with a Greek-inspired flavor, and warm wholesome rice, all comes together in a healthy and complete meal that satisfies!

The description of this overhead picture of a freshly made, complete Greek Chicken Bowl will get your taste buds tap dancing, and crank your hunger level up to eleven!

The photo shows a striking mix of colors that give a hint to the amazing array of flavors; the bright green Cucumber, the purple Olives and Red Onion, the shiny red Chopped Tomato, and the bright white Feta cheese. Perfectly cooked, sliced, juicy chicken breast is spread across the top, just begging to be mixed in and devoured.

When it comes to my meals, I love it all mixed up in a bowl, so that I can get a little bit of everything. Who else agrees that’s the best way to eat? Over the years, I’ve known a few people who can’t handle their foods touching. I’ve never been able to understand it. My favorite thing about these delicious little Greek Chicken Bowls is that I can get warm fluffy rice, tender & flavorful sliced chicken breast, and crisp, cool cucumber salad all in one little glorious bite. The flavors all balance each other out, and then burst forth like fireworks in your mouth!

When making these bowls, you will have a few different things going on. Even so, they’re pretty easy, which has made them one of my new go-to’s! If you’re meal prepping these, I do advise to keep the Greek Cucumber Salad in a separate container; because while the rice and chicken is best warmed up, the salad part should stay cool and crisp right up to the moment it’s mixed in.

Let’s get in the kitchen!

Overhead shot of the marinating setup before sealing and putting in fridge.

Raw Chicken Breast pieces, oil & vinegar, and a mix of all the spices poured/sprinkled over the top.

Prepare Greek Chicken Marinade

First off, We’re going to marinate some chicken breast. Grab a large Ziplock bag (I recommend a gallon size freezer bag) and throw in 1-1/2 pounds of fresh chicken breast. I slice each breast in half lengthwise, so that the breasts are thinner. This makes it quicker when you go to cook’m up on a skillet, and they’ll cook more evenly as well. In the bag you’ll add 2 tbsp olive oil, 3-4 tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon) , 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tsp kosher salt, and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper.

Just a note: I don’t count all of the olive oil in the nutritional information and points because when you take the chicken out and discard the marinade it’s mostly being thrown out.

The Marinating bag, now sealed, laid down flat on the countertop. Breast pieces, oil and vinegar, and spices are all mixed together and evenly distributed around the chicken.

Close the bag tightly, and then massage the chicken and marinade together. You can marinate the chicken for up to 8 hours, or for as little as 30 minutes. Trust me, it will give the chicken a big boost in the flavor department if you have the time, go for the 8-10 hour marinating!

Picture shows eight delicious looking, freshly sliced Roma tomato halves. The liquid and seeds have all been scooped out.

Grab tomatoes 4 Roma tomatoes. Slice them in half, toss out any stem or leaf material, then scoop out the insides, saving the tomato flesh. (I was kind of at a loss over what words I should use to describe this step… I mean, which is best- scoop out the goop, or the guts? Maybe the innards? Keep the tomato skin or flesh?? Bleechh! Seriously. This is all supposed to sound delicious and appetizing… definitely not like a deleted scene from The Silence of the Lambs.)

This is totally a personal preference here. I don’t like the more liquid part of tomatoes in salads, bruschetta, guacamole, etc. I think it really waters down things and takes away from the overall textures and tastes. So in conclusion, I get rid of it! You can do this or not, totally up to you.

We see all the salad ingredients poured separately into a bowl but not yet mixed. Agsain, the mix of green, white, red, and purple are very striking.

Make Greek Cucumber Salad

Now the time has come to prepare our Greek Cucumber Salad! This is my favorite part of the bowl, I think. It’s so fresh and flavorful, I absolutely love it! It’s so good, I went ahead n’ made just the salad its own recipe post. Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version… (NOTE – If you’ve already read that recipe, then this part will be a little repetitive, so go ahead and skip reading these next few steps if ya want.)

  • Dice the tomatoes up into small pieces.
  • Slice 29 kalamata olives in half. I know, 29 olives, how random! That’s what you’ll need to hit the correct nutritional info/points value. After they’re sliced up, it’s about a half cup-ful. If Black Olives are more your thing, or if you can’t find any of the Kalamata, you can substitute Black Olives. but I really love Kalamata Olives. And even in our smallish town, I’ve been able to find them at local grocery stores.
  • Dice 1/2 of a small red onion. Important- If you have a large red onion, please use only 1/4 of it. Raw onion can easily take over the taste in a dish, so we just want a kiss’a it to round out the flavor.
  • Cucumbers. Use an English Cucumber, or a few of those baby cucumbers. I don’t have any serious beef with regular ol’ cucumbers, but sometimes they can be bitter; English or Baby Cucumbers are a much better option. You’ll need 2 cups of’m, chopped up.
  • 1/2 cup Greek Crumbled Feta Cheese, aka the best dang cheese on earth.
All of the fresh, delicious Greek salad ingredients being thoroughly stirred together with a wooden spoon, as the herbs and spices are added with a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon.

Now throw it all in a big ol’ bowl, and add 1 tsp of Oregano, 1/4 tsp Dill Weed, 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Kosher Salt, 1 tbsp Olive Oil, and 2 tbsp White Vinegar. Stir together well, and Salt & Pepper to taste! For very best results, I recommend you throw it in the fridge while the chicken and rice is cooking up, to let all those great flavors get acquainted… but in truth, it tastes good right away.

*** As always, if not using Kosher Salt, please salt and pepper to taste instead of using the full teaspoon ***

Our first look at the delicious, marinated Chicken Breast cooking in the skillet. The meat is juicy, and looks tender enough to easily pull apart with a fork. It's perfectly browned and crusted on the edges and bits of herb & spice are still noticeable, now cooked into the outside layer of the meat... All of these details point to the incredible and multilayered flavors to be enjoyed in this recipe.

Now that yer chicken is done marinating, remove it from the bag, and dab it with a paper towel. You don’t want to wipe everything off, just the extra. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat, and add 1 tsp Olive Oil. Cook the chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side. We need to hit that safe and magic internal temp of 165 degrees. Ideally, the meat will be perfectly browned on the outside. The best way to cook chicken is to always check the temp when you think it’s almost done, and then let it rest when you are done. So please, don’t cut into that chicken breast to check if it’s still pink, alright? If you do, that fragrant cloud of vapor might smell great… but it’s really all your flavor and juiciness, floating off to that big dinner table in the sky.

Y’all need a meat thermometer? Click here for the one I love.

Fresh, fluffy white rice in a bowl.

Make up some rice while your chicken is resting/cooking!

Honestly, this is not any special or magical rice, just plain ol’ white rice. You’ll need one cup of cooked rice total so that each bowl has 1/2 cup. You can use whatever you have on hand. With everything else in this recipe being so flavorful, it’s fine to keep it pretty plain. It just really didn’t need much besides a bit of seasoning with some salt and pepper.

Here’s how I made mine:

  • Boil two cups chicken broth and 1/2 tsp salt in a large sauce pan with a tight fitting lid.
  • When water reaches a boil, add rice and give it a quick stir. Cover, and reduce to a simmer.
  • Continue to cook, covered, for about 18 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover and let the rice sit for just a minute. Fluff with fork and Salt & Pepper to taste.
Cutting board and a chef's knife help frame this picture of freshly sliced, perfectly cooked, juicy chicken breast. Two other breasts sit on the back of the cutting board behind the sliced ones, slightly out of focus.

Now that your chicken has rested and cooled just enough, slice it or dice it on up y’all. And I absolutely insist that you grab a piece and eat it right up… because it’s soo good. Mmm Mmm!

The completed and freshly prepared Greek Chicken Bowl on the table. It looks delicious and ready to eat; so tantalizing and tempting, in fact, that one can't help but wish they could skip all the fancy silverware and just dig right in with hands and fingers and face, rice and feta flying in a cloud of chaos! Imagine the sounds!

Assemble each bowl by adding 1/2 cup of rice, 3/4 cup of the cucumber salad, and 4 oz of cooked chicken.

Another amazing picture of the full bowl from directly overhead. That's all folks, now get eatin'!

And now – DEVOUR. BECAUSE IT’S SO DANG GOOD.

Seriously, make this sooner than later! You’re gonna love it.

And don’t forget – If you’re making these up for lunches throughout the week, keep the cucumber salad part in a separate container. That way you can heat up the chicken and rice, and then combine it with the veggies while they’re still cool and crisp… it’s perfection!

With love from my kitchen to yours, Star

Greek Chicken Bowls

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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
marinate:30 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

Greek Chicken & Marinade

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh chicken breast sliced in half to make thinner
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt *use half if not using Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil (for cooking)

Greek Cucumber Salad & Rice

  • 2 cups chopped cucumber english cucumber or baby cucumbers
  • 4 roma tomatoes flesh removed, chopped
  • 23 kalamata olives sliced in half, black olives will work too
  • 1/4 small red onion diced small
  • 1/2 cup crumbed feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dill weed, dried
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt *salt to taste if not using kosher salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups white rice, cooked salted & peppered to taste.

Instructions

Greek Chicken & Marinade:

  • In a large ziplock bag add raw chicken and all of the marinade ingredients above. Close bag. Massage the marinade into the chicken breasts. Place bag in a bowl and refrigerate for up to 8 hours or as little as 30 minutes. 
    *The longer the better, but 30 minutes still works well!*
  • When the chicken is done marinating: Remove chicken from marinade and discard access marinade. Dab the chicken breasts with a paper towel to remove a little of the extra marinade, but not all of it. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil into the skillet. Cook chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and the internal temp reaches 165 degrees. Remove chicken from the pan. Set aside and let it rest for about 8-10 minutes. Slice the chicken up into strips after letting it rest.

To Make Greek Cucumber Salad:

  • Add all ingredients for the cucumber salad above into a bowl and mix together well. 

To Make Greek Chicken Bowls:

  • If eating right away add 1/2 cup rice, 3/4 cup cucumber salad, and 4 ounces of diced chicken to each bowl. Top with extra feta, if desired.
    If making this to eat throughout the week combine the chicken and rice and place the cucumber salad into a separate container. 

Notes

Suggested Serving Size: 1 Bowl (1/2 cup rice, 3/4 cup cucumber salad, 4 ounces chicken)

WW Points: 8

Calories: 385, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g, Protein 44g 

 
*you can replace the rice with brown rice or even cooked couscous! So good. 
Servings: 4 bowls
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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229 Comments

  1. We absolutely love this recipe! I’ve been making it almost weekly! I also make your tzatziki sauce to go on top. It’s so good!

  2. Has anyone tried this with ground chicken? I’ve never marinated ground meat/chicken before so I don’t know if it would really work or not. Can’t wait to try this recipe regardless!

    Thank you 🙂

    1. For this particular recipe I would stick to fresh chicken breast or thighs and not ground chicken. If you need to use the ground chicken- I would skip the marinade all together personally and just season the meat with the seasonings it calls for.

      Additionally I do have a recipe for Greek Meatballs recipe that uses a mixture of ground beef and ground turkey- you could sub ground chicken. This might be more up your alley if wanting to use ground meat. They are absolutely delicious and can definetely be used in these bowls!

      Let me know if I can help in any other way!

  3. 5 stars
    all this AND a link to WW points!! You’re my soul sista and I’m so happy to have found you!

    1. So happy this helps! I don’t have the WW link on every recipe yet, but majority of them do have it!

  4. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe several times. Every single time, my husband gobbles it up and mentions how yummy it is. It’s easy to make and the flavors are delicious! Thank you for creating this recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    So delicious! This may be my new favorite recipe. My whole family loved it and aske4d me to make it again later this week. Thanks so much!

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious! I made this for family donner and everyone loved it! I’m wondering what to do with the leftovers, any recommendations?

  7. This was so good. I added some Newman lemon vinaigrette to the chicken. And made wild rice. Soo yummy!!! The chicken was so flavorful. Thank you for the recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    This is so TASTY! I am dying because I wasn’t really looking forward to this meal but I am trying to eat new foods and more vegetables and this was so so good! Next time I am going to make the salad portion early in the day then I only need to make the rice and chicken for dinner.

  9. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Absolutely loved the cucumber salad! A new favorite all the way around!

  10. 5 stars
    I made this last night; it was SO delicious. I didn’t change a thing with the recipe. It’s definitely going on my dinner rotation!! Thanks for this great recipe.

  11. 5 stars
    This was delicious! The chicken I marinated for about 5 hours. It was juicy and flavorful. We topped with tzatziki sauce. It was so yummy! Will definitely be making again

  12. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious and I had so much fun making it! I like trying new recipes when my son comes to visit, this hit the spot. I also love the way you post it, like reading a recipe from a friend. Thank you

  13. I meal prepped this on Sunday and this is day 2 of eating it for lunch. I could easily eat it for dinner as well. It is that good!! I will definitely be making this again…..and again…and again. Thank you for sharing.

  14. 5 stars
    Second making of your Greek Chicken Bowls – and will be many, many more! So dang delicious – and very healthy! Have made it with rice and with big couscous – I think I like rice best but both wonderful. Also just made your Tzatziki Sauce – have never made it before – it was sooo easy – and heavenly delicious! Enjoying your posts – great recipes!

    1. I went with plain rice because there’s lots of other flavors going on. =) If you salt the rice its usually plenty of flavor with the other super flavorful components in the bowls.

      But a greek lemon rice sounds like it might be fun to try from time to time too.

  15. 5 stars
    Absolutely one dish that is favored by everyone in household for dinner. So fresh and taste wonderful! Easy to make. A must make recipe!

  16. 5 stars
    Hey where did the other 95 stars go ? lol my family went this is a MAKE AGAIN my daughter even took the menue home !! 1st time !! Loe Loe LOVE this worth every minute to make thank ou soooooo much !

  17. 5 stars
    Just tried this for the first time and it was fabulous! This little flavor bomb will definitely be making it into my rotation! Thank you!

  18. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe and it’s become a favorite in our house. I marinate the chicken in the morning so it’s nice and flavorful by the time I cook dinner. We have ours with cooked farro. The little Greek side salad is so delicious too – hard not to eat the whole bowl myself! Thanks for another great recipe!

  19. 5 stars
    I have made this a few times now.
    Normally I don’t like chicken I make but I love this. My husband just said, “This is one of the best meals you make, right at the top. It tastes so fresh.” So thank you, Star, for the wonderful recipe!

  20. 5 stars
    This is my new go-to for lunches, with a little scoop of hummus mixed in. This week I forgot to grab tomatoes at the store, so I drained and rinsed a can of diced and it worked out ok!!

  21. This recipe looks amazeballs! However I never met an olive that I liked. Going to sub in a can of corn niblets for the olives.

    1. Hi Michelle! You can totally just leave the olives out. I understand now liking ingredients! I hate mushrooms. I’m not sure corn would replace it well in this particular recipes, however, if you enjoy it that way please comment back and let me know! I’ve never had corn in Greek inspired food before.

    2. 5 stars
      Quite good!! Second helpings by all. Added boiled eggs and chopped artichokes. Thank you for sharing

  22. 5 stars
    This is soooooo good. Thank you so much for this – I’ve been eating this all week!

  23. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I was only able to marinate my chicken for about an hour, but it was still great. Looking forward to trying these again with a longer marinade.

  24. 5 stars
    #top2021 the marinade is the reason why this recipe is so dang good, (IMO). I marinade over night and the chicken is so juicy and tender.

  25. 5 stars
    I have made this more times than I can count and it never disappoints!! The best part is that it gets better each day…IF you actually have leftovers that is!

  26. This looks amazing for the nights this Spring that we have baseball and either have to eat early or take dinners on the go! #top2021

  27. 5 stars
    Perfect for meal prep and I love Greek food! This is so good! Looking forward to more Greek recipes in 2022! #top2021

  28. 5 stars
    By far my favorite!! Great taste, amazing flavor! So easy to whip together. Made this so much last summer with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden. #top2021

  29. 5 stars
    So good, so fresh, tender chicken. Was even great the next day for lunch. Just package separately so you can heat up rice and chicken! So good! #top2021

  30. 5 stars
    I am Greek and let me say…these are amazing!! So much flavor and a family favorite! #top2021

  31. 5 stars
    I love the taste, colors and textures of this recipe. One of my all time favorites! #top2021

  32. 5 stars
    This is so easy and a great meal prep!!! I absolutely love the flavors. Greek food is my favorite and I love making this to have for lunches throughout the week. #top2021

  33. 5 stars
    Excellent and flavorful dish! I like to prepare the tomato/cucumber mixture a day ahead too if possible, to let the flavors marinate together. So good! Thank you Star. Also made a double batch of the marinated chicken and froze half of it in the marinade so I can quickly whip up this dish w/o the wait.

  34. 5 stars
    This is the third recipe I’ve made from your website and all have been absolutely amazing! Definitely going to follow you on IG now to get more recipes! Thank you!

  35. Loved this. Didn’t have rice so I used Orzo….rice shaped pasta. Excellent in this dish! Will make again for sure!

  36. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe! I have almost given up making leaf salads! I’ve made as directed with rice, but have sub’d that for chickpeas, mini bowtie noodles and also with no filler! Next is orzo! Love, love, love this dish!

  37. 5 stars
    I have made sooo many greek chicken bowl recipes and this one is hands down the best. I will never make another. It was sooooo delicious!

  38. 5 stars
    This Greek chicken recipe is so versatile—I could eat it every day! Easy to put together and make ahead. Thank you!

  39. 5 stars
    This is definitely one of my favorite recipes, it’s so easy and delicious! Sometimes I use shrimp instead of chicken and it’s just as delicious!

  40. the idea to remove the tomato “flesh” is so smart! i always disliked when tomatoes in salads made it way too watery and reduced the flavor. removing the insides helped a lot.

  41. 5 stars
    loved this recipe! i used chicken thighs because i prefer them. i also did half brown rice and half cauliflower rice to sneak in some more veg. such a good and filling meal!

  42. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, I know I sound like a dang broken record every time I comment on here – – but yet another fantastic recipe! Made these last night and I was hoping to have leftovers for work today but that did not happen! We ate all of it. Thank you, Star. I can’t believe you come up with these wonderful creations time and time again. The flavors in this recipe are sooooooo good! The chicken by itself even is just amazing. Once again, thank you!

  43. 5 stars
    Make this regularly- sooo flavorful and I skip the rice so lower carb! I sometimes make the chicken into kabobs on the grill then toss with the Greek salad and a little lettuce or even in leftover pasta the next day

  44. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite meals to make! Sometimes exactly per the recipe, and sometimes using the chicken marinade and Greek salad, adding low point tzatziki all into a low carb pita. I love the versatility of this recipe and it makes me feel like following WW and clean eating is a breeze!

  45. 5 stars
    I made this for the second time in a month and it just keeps getting better! I sub a pita for the rice and put some tzaiki with it and BAM. It’s heaven. I also am the worst at pan frying chicken so I threw it in the air fryer while I made the side. Your recipes literally make me feel like a master chef!

  46. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was delicious – had open chickpeas in the fridge and added those to the cucumber salad. Leftovers (without the rice) as a wrap for lunch today was just as good with a little tzatziki drizzled on top!!!

  47. 5 stars
    I made this last night and this is the best tasting chicken I have had in a long time. I had chicken thighs, so I used them instead. Delicious! Going to try this for the summer BBQ!
    Thank you,
    Pilar M.

  48. 5 stars
    We LOVE this dish! It is a family favorite for everyone. We even half the oil (less points) and feel it is still super delicious!!! My whole family loves-thank you!!

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  49. 5 stars
    Love love love this Greek chicken salad bowl! I’ve made it 3 times and it’s only me eating it, so that’s a lot of meals. So flavorful – I’m always looking forward to lunch when I have these leftovers!

  50. 5 stars
    This was an awesome replacement to the chicken bowls I get from Chipolte and so easy to make and great for my meal preps.

    IG aclark4me

  51. 5 stars
    I love the simplicity of this recipe but that it packs so much flavor into every bite. I make this at least once a week but it’s so good that I make enough to have left overs for three or four nights. I think this is the recipe which led me to thus blog and it made me stick around!

    Instagram handle starlingofdoom

    1. 5 stars
      I’ve got everything prepped right now and will cook the chicken in a bit. Meanwhile I have the cuke and tomato salad chilling. Will add wet ingredients and spices to the salad right before I serve. I also am making farro instead of rice and I made some tzaziki on the side. My mouth is watering!

  52. 5 stars
    Hands down one of my favorite recipes EVER!!! I make some tzatziki and skinny dough naan to go with it and its the best meal ever!! Thanks so much, Star

    IG: mrs_smith80

  53. There is no way to pick a favorite skinnyish recipe…I make so many! But I am craving these bowls this week…just like I’m craving warm weather! These bowls are sooo good!

    @callielpainter on Instagram

  54. Is the 1/2 cup of rice correct? There’s no way the carb count could be correct with a half of cup of rice in each bowl. That alone is over 17 carbs. I plan on trying this tomorrow, but wanted clarification. Thanks!

  55. When I tallied up the points for the olives, cheese, oil and rice in the WW app, I got a total of 10 points per serving. The olives and cheese are the highest point ingredients. I’m wondering if the amounts listed are correct.

  56. 5 stars
    OMG, this was the best Greek chicken bowl recipe I’ve ever made! It was soooooooo delicious! I can’t believe it’s only 7 points. I made it for lunch and will be eating it all week. I love recipes like that. The marinade is killer and has so much flavor. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us. It’s definitely a keeper.

    1. When I tallied up the points for the olives, cheese, oil and rice in the WW app, I got a total of 10 points per serving. The olives and cheese are the highest point ingredients. I’m wondering if the amounts listed are correct.

  57. 5 stars
    This was sooo amazing!! First time making it and it did not disappoint. So easy and delish. I am subbing the rice for a 2 sp pita with my lunch leftovers and throwing the salad and chicken in that. Perfect dish and leftovers. Hubs loved it so it will be going into the rotation. Thanks so much!

  58. 5 stars
    Just made this for the first time and preemptively apologized to my husband for how often I’ll be making this. So so good!! I couldn’t stop snacking on the chicken as I was meal prepping.

  59. 5 stars
    I would eat this every day if I could! So good! And only 5 ww blue points with brown rice!!

  60. 5 stars
    So delicious! Oh my gosh I will make this weekly for sure. The flavors are perfect.

  61. 5 stars
    SO DELICIOUS! The whole family enjoyed this. It was so good, I can’t get it out of my mind! Time to make it again!

  62. Love this! The marinade has such great flavor and chicken is very moist. I’ve made the bowls and I’ve also just made the chicken with a side dish! Either way comes out great. Yum, Yum!!

  63. 5 stars
    5 stars for the tomato cucumber salad – so yummy. I had a greek pork tenderloin I needed to use so substituted that for the chicken. Also added some roasted red & orange bell peppers to the bowl to use those up. Will definitely make again and try the chicken. Thanks for the recipe!

  64. 5 stars
    This is simply delicious! After all of the heavier holiday meals, I kicked off “recovery” with this dish and it both hit the spot and made me feel better. Thanks, Star!

    1. This dish is so awesome because it makes you feel like you’re being extra healthy (and really you are), but it’s just sooooooooo flavorful. One of my favorite dishes to “kick off” recovery holiday/vacation mode too.

  65. I was wondering if substituting fat free feta instead of regular would make a difference in points? I usually get Trader Joe’s fat free feta. It’s actually pretty good!

  66. 5 stars
    Started the Mediterranean diet with this recipe and was blown away by how tasty it is. After eating this, my tummy felt refreshed but satisfied. Will definitely make this again!

  67. 5 stars
    This is a family favorite meal. I don’t feel like 5 stars does it justice!! I have lost track of how many times I’ve made it. I do make 2 adjustments – add chopped peppers to the salad and substitute Thyme for the dill in the dressing because I’m not a fan of dill. I have also served it over quinoa rather than rice. Thank you for this super delicious, healthy meal!!

  68. 5 stars
    So good, and filling. Loved this recipe. I let my chicken marinate for 8 hours and it was so tender, juicy, and flavorful. I usually like black olives more, but decided to go with the suggested kalamata. So glad I did, they offered the brine and saltyness that made this dish pop. I will be adding this recipe to my weekly dinner menu. Thanks so much.

  69. Thanks Star for a great recipe! I love Greek food & this is so easy, fresh and healthy. I just started weight loss and this will be a good compromise. Ha! I did notice that the ingredient amounts differ a little bit in the narrative vs the ingredient list. Might want to tweak it, or not. Will be making this often and might try making with shrimp as well.

  70. 5 stars
    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. I’m a huge fan of Greek food and this hits the spot. It’s hard to find a recipe that actually tastes like something you could order from a restaurant! I’m not that experienced of a cook so all your tips and tricks were super helpful. I’m obsessed – will be making this again and again! Thank you!

    1. 5 stars
      One of our favorite recipes! Only thing I add is tzatziki sauce because we’re a condiment loving family. The spices are so good and the cucumber tomato salad part I can just eat by itself. Great recipe!

  71. 5 stars
    I prepped this for my lunches this week and I just wanted to tell you how truly delicious this recipe is!! The chicken marinade is so flavorful and keeps the chicken really juicy! I put it over pasta (because that was what I had on hand) and the addition of the cold cucumber salad with the warm chicken and pasta really hit the spot. I prepped on Sunday and its stayed fresh all week. I can’t say enough good things about it! I’m looking forward to making more of your recipes!

  72. How much oregano? 2 tablespoons of oregano as specified in the ingredients or 1 and 1/2 teaspoons as listed under preparing the marinade?

  73. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! The chicken marinade is an A+ and paired well with the salad! I decided to grill the chicken and also made a tzatziki sauce! This will be a regular dinner moving forward!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping back by to let me know and rate the recipe, Tali! So happy you enjoyed it.

  74. There is cooking term for chopping up the tomatoes without the liquid and seeds. It’s called ‘concasse’

  75. 5 stars
    I marinated the chicken for 24 hours and it was amazing. I also used Uncle Bens’s Ready Rice Basmati Rice. I didn’t have time to make rice from scratch, but this was the best! This is a keeper. Delicious!

    1. I’m so happy this recipe turned into a keeper for you, Rhonda! Thanks for stopping back by to let me know!

  76. 5 stars
    This is spectacular! My husband said fantastic. He also said that it needs to be on the regular rotation!! Thank you!!!

  77. 5 stars
    This chicken is amazing! So flavorful and tender. The cucumber salad is addicting. I’ll be making this often. My husband actually thought I picked up takeout from our favorite Green restaurant. It was that good!

    1. Hi Katie! You can cook the chicken in the crockpot, but it wouldn’t be this recipe anymore because it would really change textures and flavor. I suggest doing it in a skillet if you can. I hope you enjoy it!

      1. Ohh really!? I didn’t know they had a Greek bowl! I’ll have to try it sometime

  78. 5 stars
    This is an awesome recipe! Makes a lovely light but filling summer dinner that has a perfect combination of flavours. I always soak red onion in cold water for 5 minutes to take away the harsh bite of raw onion. This is also a great way to use leftover rice, I just reheated in the microwave. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll be making it often.

    1. That’s such a great tip about soaking the red onion. Honestly, never heard it before, but totally makes sense! I’m so happy you enjoyed these bowls too.

  79. 5 stars
    Love, love, love this recipe! Everything had so much flavor. You really did such a great job with the seasonings! Thank you! I use MyFitnessPal and this recipe wasn’t entered yet so I had to enter it in and I was getting about 100 calories more than you listed. I reread your post and saw to remove some of the olive oil so I did that but it still wasn’t matching up. I’m wondering if there is something else I need to adjust? Thanks again and great recipe!

  80. My husband and I love this recipe! I’ve been making it about once a week! He loves how it’s low calorie and suuuper filling. Do you by chance have the calorie count for each component? The salad and chicken?

  81. I have never tried avacado mayo. What kind of avacado mayo do you use? Or do you make your own?

  82. 5 stars
    Not an olive person so I skipped it in the ingredients but this dish is a 10/10! Filling yet light… also only took 20 minutes to make!

  83. 5 stars
    I’ve had this recipe tucked in my recipe binder for a while now. What was I waiting for? Words cannot describe how delicious this was. After dinner I forwarded this recipe on to friends and family and told them to make this immediately. I am totally adding this into my weekly rotation. Thank you so much for this darn tasty recipe!

  84. 5 stars
    My favorite chicken ever, anywhere! I’d take this over fried chicken any day.

    I cut up chicken breasts into strips like chicken fingers before marinating and it makes it easy to serve.

    I make this every week – sometimes 3 recipes at a time – and my roommate and I finish within days because it is that good! Lunch and inner!

  85. 5 stars
    One of my top three fav Star recipes!!! Omg the cucumber salad is to die for. If you love a good Greek salad, make this RIGHT NOW.

  86. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and put my chicken on the grill. It was an OUTSTANDING meal! Thank you!!!

  87. 5 stars
    This is phenomenal— so healthy and flavorful! It’s been on our weekly menu for a few months now and my family always looks forward to it!

  88. 5 stars
    I’m making this for the zillionth time for my lunches this week, and felt I should comment at long last. I love it as written, with cauliflower rice, or in a pita, and in the summer I use the marinade on chicken to throw on the grill. It is always delicious. I spent a couple of weeks in Greece last year and ate a greek salad every single day. This takes me right back there. Thanks for sharing with us!

  89. Omg I am so happy to have found you on IG. I can’t wait to try all of your recipes . I want to try this for a meal prep idea. I just found out that I can’t do vinegar of any sort. Can I just omit it and will it compromise the taste.?

  90. I haven’t even tried this yet as a complete meal but I have tasted the cucumber salad by itself and I’m so excited for lunch I can’t stand myself. Thank you for another great recipe to add to the list of favorites!!

  91. 5 stars
    This is in the regular rotation – when I want to shave a few points off, I use cauliflower rice instead of white rice for a 4 point dish (if you’re on blue). Great recipe!

  92. I love love this recipe! The craving for it sometimes hits me out of the blue. Any ideas for a quick version using rotisserie chicken??? Thx!

  93. 5 stars
    I made the dish tonight and it was absolutely wonderful. My husband and I love Greek food and this dish hit every flavor taste bud. I made a full recipe of the chicken but froze half of the chicken for another meal. I made a full recipe of the salad and the two of us ate every bite of it.
    I served a delicious Rosemary French bread with it.

    Could you recommend a suitable side dish? I really don’t want another salad to accompany it?

    1. Hi Rochelle! I am SO happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed it! Honestly, when I make these bowls I consider them a full meal since you’ve got the rice and the cucumber salad mixed in. The addition of bread sounds delicious too. Some roasted broccoli or zucchini might be a nice addition!

  94. Hi there! In your comments in doesn’t include thyme for the chicken, but in the recipe it does. Which one is correct? I want to make sure it comes out as good as yours 😉 Thanks!

    1. Hi! Thanks for catching this. I just updated the post so it was correct. The “recipe card” at the bottom was the correct one with the addition of a half teaspoon of thyme! I hope you love it!

  95. 5 stars
    You had me at Greek! I gave the recipe five stars although I haven’t tried it yet because I know I’m going to LOVE it. Thank you for such great ideas and recipes!!!!

  96. 5 stars
    We tried this dish last night for dinner and oh my goodness, what great flavors! I have tried about 10 of your recipes so far and have loved them all. This is definitely a favorite. But honestly, it’s hard not to call them all favorites. I discovered you on Instagram and man has my menu gotten so much tastier ever since. I was stuck cooking the same things week after week after week. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes. I have so many more to try!

    1. Hey Laura! Oh my gosh. This comment just made my whole day. I’m SO happy you found me on Instagram and that I’ve helped make your meals more delicious. Means the world to me that ya stopped by to comment and rate. You’re the best, thanks so much!

  97. hi! I wanted to double check…. it is white wine vinegar for the chicken and white vinegar for the salad? Different correct? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Whitney! Thanks for bringing that to my attention. it’s actually white wine vinegar for both! i’ll fix that now!

  98. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit! The flavor is so full and amazing and just the right combination of ingredients. Thank you so much for sharing!

      1. 5 stars
        My husband and I love this recipe! Such an easy weeknight meal, and it still tastes great as leftovers. I like to eat the cucumber/tomato salad just by itself!

  99. 5 stars
    DBF and I loved this! We paired with our homemade tzatiki from Skinnytaste, and particularly loved the kalamata olives addition in the dish you featured. Thank you for sharing this recipe so generously with us to add to our collection!

  100. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time tonight and OMG it is delicious. I added lettuce and omitted the onion, and used fat-free feta. I’ll be eating this all week!

  101. 5 stars
    This was amazing!!! We all ate every bite. The 12 year old said he wants to eat it every day. Thank you so much!!!!

  102. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was amazing! Thank you for sharing these delicious and flavorful recipes with the best tips!

  103. I want to make this it looks so yummy! Is there a way to see this recipe without all of the advertisements? Is it printable?

    1. Yep the printer friendly version is at the bottom of every page. If you scroll down right after I say “with love from my kitchen to yours” it’ll be right there and there’s a print button that’ll print easy peasy. Hope you enjoy!

  104. 5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe! I’ve made this a couple of times now and I love it. I think this would be a great, light summer dish. The first time I made this, I didn’t have white wine vinegar or white vinegar, so I used the apple cider vinegar I had in place of those and it tasted great. The 2nd time I made this, I didn’t have a red onion and I used a white onion….definitely think the red onion was better. I am not an olive fan, so omitted those from the recipe and it tasted fine. Thanks again for the awesome recipe – this one is a keeper!!

  105. 5 stars
    I am so impressed with this recipe. It is seriously so delicious! I will definitely be making this again and again!

  106. 5 stars
    Star!
    You are my homegirl! You always come through with the BEST recipes.
    This was a whole family hit!
    I’ll definitely be making it again soon!!

  107. 5 stars
    Holy Cow! These bowls are seriously amazing. I don’t know how you keep thinking up such incredible recipes but keep ’em coming!

    1. I just love to eat and I’m constantly thinking how to make things at home. I guess it pays to live in a small town that doesn’t have great take out anywhere! hahaha! I’m so happy you enjoyed them, Erica!

  108. 5 stars
    You have pretty much saved me from a non creative diet of chicken and eggs. I have started WW and this dish is SO GOOD! I omit the rice and just dive into the salad and chicken. I love your other recipes too. Trying the potato soup this week. THANK YOU!!

  109. 5 stars
    Oh Em Gee! This is the best thing I’ve eaten in I don’t know how long! Thank you, thank you for this amazing recipe. I think I’ll be making it every week from now on. One thing I did swap out was the rice because I had some orzo taking up room in the cabinet. Cooked the orzo in some chicken broth and used that for my base. IT WAS AMAZING!! Hands down my new fave Skinnyish Dish recipe. Star, you’re my hero! <3

  110. 5 stars
    O.M.G. I made this recipe on a whim. Needed to cook chicken immediately and had everything on hand. It’s snowing outside in the Northeast and in the very first bite, I got so excited for NJ farmers markets in the summer. This is a keeper. Saved. Bookmarked. Pinterested.

    1. LOVE THAT! I’ve never been to an NJ Farmer’s Market, but it makes me so happy that these Greek Chicken Bowls gave you that feel! Thanks for stopping by to let me know and rate the recipe, Amanda!

  111. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly and couldn’t have been happier with the results. Definitely a “do again” recipe!!

    1. Yay! So good to hear that you loved’m, Karen! These bowls have quickly become a favorite of mine too! I didn’t think I’d be able to do greek flavor myself until I actually tried.

      1. Is there a lower point substitution for the rice? I usually try to keep lunches to 5 points or less. I’m going to look for fat free feta or reduced fat feta so that would make a point difference.

      2. you can try cauliflower “rice” or go without. It taste delicious with the salad and chicken alone on a bed of chopped romaine lettuce.

    2. So, so good! I loved the flavor combination! I will definitely make this again! Thanks for these delicious recipes.

  112. 5 stars
    This was SO delicious! Even my sometimes picky husband loved it! Thank you for another great recipe!!!

  113. I know this is a stupid question, but im really not a rice cooker! how much raw rice do you add to the 2 cups of boiling chicken stock? not sure if it’s equal amounts or not, thought I would ask!! thank you this is going on my to make list for sure!

  114. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and my husband can’t stop raving about it. You concocted the perfect meld of Greek flavors! It all tastes so fresh and clean too!! This is definitely going in our regular rotation along with your chipotle chicken bowls (and pickle chicken, and cowboy’s meal, and bacon cheeseburger pasta…. 🙂 )

    1. I’m so happy you loved them!! Thanks for stopping by to let me know and rate the recipe!! I am legit obsessed with these.

  115. 5 stars
    Just made these for lunch and have extra for meal prep. Omg these are delish!! Love the flavors together and the hint of vinegar in the cucumber salad. My favorite! I also added some Trader Joe’s tzatziki which was perfect to blend it all together. Thanks for this recipe!!

  116. This is on my lunch menu next week for sure! One question. Recipe calls for one cup of rice, 1/2 of rice to each bowl. Is this right? Says 4 servings. Do I need two cups of rice or 1/4 cup in each bowl?

  117. The recipe says it serves 4, and requires 1 cup of cooked rice. But 1 cup of cooked rice split 4 ways is 1/4 c per bowl, not 1/2 as listed in the recipe notes. So do we use 2 cups of cooked rice split 4 ways for 1/2 c per bowl, or should it be 1/4 c per bowl?

    Love your recipes, can’t wait to try this one!

    1. Hi Jill! Oh my gosh. You are so right. I can’t believe I didn’t catch this while editing multiple times. Thank You! I am fixing it immediately. It is 1/2 cup cooked rice and I’ll have everything updated this afternoon. Thanks again for that catch!

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