This post is sponsored by Sabra, all opinions are my own.
Greek Chicken Power Bowl: A delicious Greek inspired power or Buddha bowl, sure to satisfy! The perfect lunch for busy days, and back to school. This power bowl can be eaten cold, prepped ahead, and enjoyed on the go, making it the ideal lunch solution.
Juicy Greek Chicken, crisp sliced cucumbers, tasty grape tomatoes, sliced red onion, cooked lentils, cooked quinoa, feta, Sabra hummus, tzatziki, and fresh herbs, along with a simple greek dressing make this power bowl one worth eating on repeat!
You guys, I have created a lot of fun lunchbox ideas for back to school for kids, many of which can double as lunch ideas for adults. But today I wanted something so tasty and delicious that while you can definitely share it with your kids, you won’t want to.
One of my favorite lunchboxes of all time is a Hummus dipper lunchbox, where I take my favorite hummus- Sabra, and pair it with tons of tasty veggies, pitas, etc. for a lunch packed with nutrients and protein. I eat it frequently, and love having it in the fridge to grab and go for pre-sports snacking, or after school munchies.
That lunchbox got me inspired to create some back to school lunches my middle school aged kids will love, that I will love too! Lunches that are packed with all the good things, but still simple and easy to make.
Hence this insanely tasty Greek Chicken Power Bowl made complete with Sabra roasted garlic hummus.
The name Buddha bowl comes from the idea that Buddha would walk around and carry a bowl. Villagers would donate their food and put it in his big bowl. And he would eat whatever was added. This basically illustrates the idea that Buddha bowls are expected to be packed full with a variety of ingredients, for a nutritious, and varied meal. Just like this awesome power bowl. But don’t let the number of ingredients overwhelm you. It is actually quite simple to put together.
Making Greek Chicken Power Bowls Easy:
- Buy pre-made items: I love kitchen short cuts, especially when they keep flavors on track and delicious. And this one is one of my favorites. I love buying Sabra hummus. It is always smooth and creamy, perfectly flavored, and the ideal accompaniment to any dish. I love adding it to wraps and sandwiches for a boost in protein and fiber. It is a great dip. And can even act as a fantastic thickener in soups. Basically it is super useful, and especially great because it means you don’t have to do a bunch of work!
For these power bowls, I also buy pre-cooked lentils that are refrigerated. And make my quinoa and tzatziki ahead. This is my favorite tzatziki recipe, but you could even buy it pre-made if you have one you love.
- Marinate and cook chicken ahead- Greek chicken has a lot of uses, and these power bowls are just one of them. It can be used in wraps, sandwiches, salads, and more. So making some up and keeping it in the fridge for a quick meal on a busy day is never a bad idea. I even keep a bottle of pre-mixed Greek Marinade in my fridge for faster use.
- Keep the fresh ingredients on hand: this power bowl is quick and easy to throw together, especially if you have tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions on hand. These are staples in our house, as we love them in all the things. So if you want to use this as a great back to school lunch solution, keep the fresh ingredients in your crisper!
For this recipe I used the Roasted Garlic Hummus from Sabra. I love this hummus in the Greek Chicken Power Bowl. The garlic is a nice compliment, but Sabra has a variety of awesome flavors, all of which are seriously delicious. Sabra Hummus Dip all start with fresh chickpeas, tahini and a touch of garlic. Then they blend it smooth and add other bold flavors for the different varieties. Which is your favorite?
Feel free to mix it up and add whatever flavor you want, but don’t skip it. The creamy hummus adds an earthiness, and creaminess for added flavor and texture. Trust me, you want this for the whole bowl experience.
Greek Chicken Power Bowl
- 1 recipe Greek Chicken Marinade
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups cooked Quinoa
- 1 cup cooked lentils
- 1 cup Sabra Hummus flavor of choice *I used Roasted Garlic
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1/2 cup tzatziki
- 1 large English cucumber sliced or 2 mini cucumbers, sliced
- 1/2 red onion sliced
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1 Tbs fresh dill weed chopped
- 4 lemon wedges
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix up marinade, and place chicken breasts in it.
- Let marinade 2-24 hours
- Cook chicken in a skillet, oven, or on a grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Let chicken rest 5 minutes, then slice.
- In a small bowl mix together all dressing ingredients.
- Taste, and adjust seasonings to preference.
- Set aside.
- Prepare other ingredients by washing and slicing the cucumbers and tomatoes, slicing the red onion.
- Make your own tzatziki, or purchase it.
- Use cooked quinoa and lentils, or prepare according to package directions.
- Finely chop the fresh herbs, and slice lemon wedges for garnish.
- Arrange bowls by placing quinoa on the bottom and topping with cooked lentils, cooked chicken, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, Sabra hummus, crumbled feta cheese, a lemon wedge, fresh mint and dill.
- Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.
*Use already cooked lentils you can purchase in the refrigerated section of many grocery stores.
*Choose your favorite flavor of Sabra Hummus. Many of the flavors compliment this dish well, or go with the original.
*Instead of making a separate dressing, you could reserve a cup of marinade before you add the chicken, and save it to use as the dressing. Just be sure to taste it to make sure you do not need to adjust the seasonings at all.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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