Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl

In this Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl, fluffy wheat couscous is topped with Greek roasted chicken, feta shards, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. A deliciously light and satisfying meal that’s perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Serves 4 in about 40 minutes.

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I love big bowls of food. Layers and textures and color! They’re visually and physically satisfying.

I don’t always have time for lunch. I wish I did but the reality is that I’m usually either shooting a recipe or up to my eyeballs in dishes. Sometimes I snag a little of whatever I’m making or I’ll just have apples and almond butter. Lame, but it’s true.

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Occasionally on a Sunday I will meal prep. I wish I had the time to do this every week because when I do, I’m so grateful to have an easy throw-together meal like these Greek chicken couscous bowls.

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This is all the stuff you will need to pull these bowls together in no time. The cast of characters are these: greek seasoned roasted chicken thighs, couscous, cucumber, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, red onion, olives, feta, fresh mint and dill and tzatziki sauce.

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Place 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds of chicken thighs (or breasts) onto a rimmed metal baking sheet.  Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 tablespoons of homemade Greek seasoning and a pinch of kosher salt. Toss to combine before roasting in your preheated 400° degrees for 25 minutes or until fully cooked and smelling crazy delicious.

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This chicken is so flavorful and moist and delicious! Feel free to follow this same method but instead of roasting, cook the greek chicken on your grill!

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Couscous literally takes minutes to make. Bring water to a boil, stir in the couscous and cook for like 8 minutes. Every brand is different, so follow your package’s directions.

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Chop, dice, slice and drain all the remaining ingredients and layer couscous into bowls, top it with sliced greek chicken, veggies and garnish with dill and tzatziki sauce or Greek dressing.

Side note: I like to bite the end of the pepperoncini and drizzle the juice over my Greek chicken couscous bowl. So so good!

For lunches on the go, you could totally layer all of these ingredients into glass jars.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl

In this Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl, fluffy wheat couscous is topped with Greek roasted chicken, feta shards, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. A deliciously light and satisfying meal that's perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Serves 4 in about XX.

Yield: 4 bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: about 40 minutes

Ingredients:

FOR THE ROASTED GREEK CHICKEN:

1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds of chicken thighs or boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons olive oil

juice of 1/2 a large lemon

kosher salt

2 (rounded) tablespoons Homemade Greek Seasoning

FOR THE BOWLS:

2 cups cooked couscous

sliced cucumber

feta cheese

Greek olives

cherry tomatoes

pepperoncini

sliced red onion

fresh dill

Homemade Tzatzki Sauce
or
Greek Dressing

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400°. Place the chicken onto a rimmed metal baking sheet and toss in the oil, lemon juice, greek seasoning and a pinch of kosher salt. Roast on the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes or until fully cooked. Transfer cooked greek chicken to a cutting board to rest before slicing.

Meanwhile, cook the couscous following the package directions and divide among bowls (or jars!).

Top couscous with sliced Greek chicken thighs, slices of cucumber, feta, olives, tomatoes, pepperoncini, red onion and garnish with chopped fresh dill and top with either homemade tzatziki sauce or Greek dressing.

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6 Responses to “Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl”

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    2pots2cook — March 23, 2018 at 1:54 am

    So beautiful and vibrant dinner idea ! Thank you so much !

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 30th, 2018 @ 8:35 am

      Thank you! Enjoy!

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    Kathy Gallo — March 25, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Greek seasonings are wonderful — a squeeze of lime juice adds a wonderful twist. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 30th, 2018 @ 8:29 am

      You’re so welcome, Kathy!

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    Nick @ GreekBoston.com — April 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    This is a great recipe for summer when we tend to eat lighter. You can also incorporate fresh local vegetables. It’s a healthy and easy to make dish.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — April 23rd, 2018 @ 11:00 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these couscous bowls, Nick! Thank you for taking the time to make this recipe!

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