Monday, December 14, 2015
Greek Chicken and Rice with Tzatziki Sauce
When I lived in Oklahoma, there was a little strip-mall restaurant that had the best Greek chicken. So when I decided I needed some tabbouleh, I knew I had to add chicken to the menu.
This recipe isn't exactly what I remembered, but it's definitely a keeper. I just did a quick search for a Greek rice recipe to go along and an easy tzatziki sauce to use as a dip. It was a perfect meal.
GREEK CHICKEN and RICE with TZATZIKI SAUCE (4 servings)
Greek Grilled Chicken Breasts
2 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp EVOO
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/2 tsp dried oregano
4 (1 1/2 lb) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Combine lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, and oregano in large plastic food storage bag.
Pierce chicken with fork several times and sprinkle with S&P. Add to bag and coat with dressing, marinate 20 minutes. Remove chicken from bag.
Grill or broil 6 minutes per side (or cook in a grill pan over medium-high heat, 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through).
Recipe Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/greek-grilled-chicken-breasts-281990
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
2 1/4 cups water
3 tsp butter
2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
2 tsp minced fresh mint or 1/2 tsp dried mint
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
In a saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a bol. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
Recipe Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/greek-rice
8 oz plain yogurt
2 Tbsp EVOO
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
3 tsp minced fresh garlic
In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, S&P, dill, and garlic. Blend thoroughly.
Recipe Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/20827/tzatziki-sauce-i/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=17565&referringContentType=global%20nav