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Greek Lemon Chicken Bowls

These Greek Lemon Chicken Bowls use Grilled Chicken and a variety of other ingredients to make a delicious, satisfying meal. Pair the grilled chicken with brown rice for a Trim Healthy Mama E Fuel, or Eat over a salad for a Trim Healthy Mama FP dinner (just remember to keep the protein to 4 ounces).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

For the grilled chicken breasts:

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Juice of one medium Lemon
  • Sea Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

For the tzatziki sauce:

  • ½ cup Cucumber finely grated
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder or 1-2 minced garlic cloves

Instructions

  • For the chicken marinade, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Pour into a plastic bag or container with the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce by first grating the cucumbers. Note: A tip for a thick sauce is to squeeze all of the excess cucumber juice out of the shreds before mixing with the remaining ingredients.
  • Add in the Greek yogurt, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice and sea salt to taste in a bowl. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Heat up your grill and add the marinated chicken. Cook the chicken breasts for about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
  • Remove from heat and allow the cooked chicken to rest.
  • To serve, plate sliced chicken over a bed of rice or stuffed into a Joseph's pita and top with the creamy tzatziki sauce and a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional notes:
The total amount of fat in 1/4 cup of olive oil is around 55 grams. This amount is used in the marinade. It is generally accepted that about 1/3 of the fat/calories absorb into the meat during marinade. 
So for this recipe, I have used 1/3 of the fat to reach the 4.5 grams you see listed.
I suggest serving this with brown rice for an E fuel, but the brown rice is not included in the nutritional information (this is why it says 2 carbs per serving).
To enjoy this as a Fuel Pull, you would want to pull back the amount of chicken, keeping your serving size to 3-4 ounces.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 4.5g