Chicken Tzatziki Rice Bowls. Street food-inspired grilled chicken skewers served bowl style with rice, charred peppers marinated in a Greek vinaigrette, and lots of salty feta cheese. Add some delicious creamy tzatziki sauce and you’ll have a Greek-inspired dinner bowl that’s so amazingly GOOD. A fresh summer dinner that everyone will enjoy.
Summer days and nights are meant to be enjoyed over simple dinners shared with family and friends. We love meals made entirely on the grill, no-bake pasta salads, or even just simple homemade pizzas.
But of all the summer recipes, we love kebobs the most. Something about a good chicken kebob is always so much fun!
This recipe is special for its bright colors, ease of making, and of course, deliciousness.
You’ll need steamed rice, chicken, lots of fresh herbs, cucumber, plenty of Tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese.
Step 1: make the Greek dressing
Whisk together olive oil with red wine vinegar. Then add balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, fresh basil, oregano, and a good pinch of chili flakes. Season with salt and pepper.
The dressing will be used for both the chicken and the bell peppers.
Step 2: marinate the chicken
If you have time, you can season the chicken a day or two ahead of time. Not only will this make dinner prep fast, but it will also add flavor to the chicken.
First, season with smoked paprika, then the dressing. The dressing is key, but the smoked paprika will add lots of yummy flavor too.
Step 3: grill the skewers
Preheat your grill – or you can easily use the oven too. Grill the peppers over an open flame or on your grill gates. Get them charred all over, then place them in a bowl to steam. Once the peppers have steamed, slice, and toss them with the dressing.
Simultaneously, I grill the skewers up until light grill marks appear.
Step 4: assemble
First, add plenty of rice to a bowl. Next, add the charred, marinated peppers and the chicken. Finish with pepperoncini. Oh, plus lots of crumbled-up feta cheese.
I usually serve the bowl with warm naan (or pitas) topped with fresh basil, dill, and oregano.
Such a fun and bright dinner for any night of the week. And I love enjoying the leftovers the next day for lunch! Also, the sauce will last all week and can be used in multiple recipes. So you gotta love that!
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Chicken Tzatziki Rice Bowls
Calories Per Serving: 568 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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- 1. To make the vinaigrette: combine all ingredients in a bowl or glass jar. 2. Mix the chicken, half of the vinaigrette, and the paprika in a bowl. Thread the chicken onto the skewers. 3. Set your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium-high heat. Grill the peppers until charred all over, place in a large bowl, cover and let steam for 10 minutes. Remove the charred skin, then deseed and slice the peppers. Submerge the charred peppers in the vinaigrette.4. Simultaneously grill the skewers until lightly charred and cooked through, turning them occasionally throughout cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes total. 5. In a bowl, mix the Tzaziki sauce with the mayo and lemon juice. Stir in the crumbled feta. 6. To assemble, add the rice to a bowl. Top with peppers, chicken, and any other desired toppings. Add a few dollops of feta. Dress with Tzaziki sauce.