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Greek Chicken & Rice Pilaf

This is a great summer meal – easy to make and delicious.

Greek Chicken:

Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients and marinate chicken for a couple of hours
  2. String chicken onto skewers and barbecue until cooked, season with salt and pepper

Rice Pilaf

Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth (make sure it’s gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • Sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and sautee onion and garlic until soft.  Add rice and mix for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth into saucepan and bring to boil.  Cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until all the liquid has absorbed.
  3. Place rice into bowl and let cool in fridge.
  4. Mix avocado and tomato into rice and season with sea salt to taste

Scoop a large spoonful of the rice pilaf into the middle of each plate and top with a skewer of chicken.  Serve with tzatiki on the side if desired.

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2 thoughts on “Greek Chicken & Rice Pilaf

  1. I love this recipe! It’s easy and quick to cook, and most importantly, my daughter loves it too 🙂 I’ve been trying to get her to eat something other than potatoes (she’s been on a potato kick for months) and this did the job. Thanks for the recipe Katie!

  2. Hi Melanie! I am so happy that you like the recipe and that your daughter likes it as well! I know how hard it is to get your little one to switch over to something new when it comes to food and I’m thrilled to hear that this recipe did the trick!!

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