Mediterranean Chicken rice bowls

I love rice bowls because they are usually healthy and packed with different flavors and textures. Plus, everything is in one bowl so you can walk around with it or even sit on the sofa

Mediterranean Chicken rice bowls

Ingredients
For the Rice:
  1. 2 cups long grain rice
  2. 3.5 cups water
  3. 2 tablespoons butter
  4. 2 teaspoons salt
For the Chicken:4 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  1. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  2. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  4. 3 garlic clove crushed in garlic press or finely chopped
  5. 1 teaspoon paprika
  6. 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
  8. ½ teaspoon pepper
For the Hummus:
  1. 1 cup canned chickpeas drained, liquid reserved
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  4. 1/4 cup tahini sesame paste
  5. Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons
  6. 1 tablespoon water or liquid from the chickpeas
For the Greek Salad:
  1. 1 medium head romaine lettuce torn into bite-size pieces, washed, and dried
  2. 2 medium tomatoes cored, seeded, and large dice
  3. 1 medium English cucumber large dice
  4. 1 cup kalamata olives pitted and halved
  5. 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  6. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 medium lemon, plus more as needed
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  9. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more as needed
  10. 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  • To make the rice:Wash rice in a large bowl under cold water for 2-5 minutes until the water runs clear. Allow to soak for at least 5 minutes. Boil 3.5 cups of water in a large sauce pan, pour rice and let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes or until the water has dried into the rice and the rice is soft. Place 2 tablespoons of butter on the rice to melt with the heat off, Cover and set aside.
  • To Make the Chicken:
  • Combine lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, paprika, and oregano in large plastic food storage bag.Pierce chicken with fork several times and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add to bag and coat with dressing, marinate 20 minutes or up to two days in the fridge.Remove chicken from bag. Grill or broil for about 5-6 minutes per side. Or, cook in a grill pan over medium-high heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.