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Bringing you all some springtime vibes with these Greek Lemon Chicken Bowls with Sizzled Mint Goddess Sauce. Grilled Greek chicken (or roasted), served bowl style with orzo, roasted peppers, avocado, feta cheese, cucumbers, and the most deliciously addicting sizzled mint goddess sauce. It doesn’t get easier or more delicious than this grilled chicken…simple, quick, extra colorful, super flavorful, and so delicious. The perfect dinner to serve any night of the week!
Basically I am full on ready for summer, and this recipe proves it. I know it’s only mid April, but in my defense, I feel like most everyone (in the US at least) is slowly beginning to experience warmer days that are fit for grilling. Are you? My fingers are crossed that you are, but if not, don’t worry, you can easily roast this chicken too!
Either way, this is the perfect recipe for Monday. It also feels very April appropriate – healthy, colorful, and delicious! All very important things.
With Easter this Sunday, I have Greek food on my mind. Something about Easter always inspires me to create recipes with a Greek influence. I say influence because I know that my recipes may not be traditional, but this is my personal spin on a more traditional recipe.
Last year I even made my first spanakopita (Greek spinach and feta pie), along with these Greek orzo stuffed peppers! Both of which are some of my favorite spring and summer recipes. And then there’s these Greek lamb meatballs, which so many of you have made and seem to have loved. Those meatballs inspired this recipe. Ever since I made those meatballs a year ago, I have been obsessed with the recipe. I make it every chance I get, which honestly is not often enough, as I’m consistently testing new recipes.
Point is, I love the flavors so very much, but more often than not I end up having chicken on hand opposed to ground lamb. Soo, enter the chicken version of these bowls. But made in a very different way, because well, I never seem to make the same recipe twice. Both bowls are SO GOOD, but right now I am all about this Greek chicken.
And it feels kind of fitting for Easter, doesn’t it?
I marinate the chicken in quite possibly one of my favorite marinades. It’s a combination of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika (which is not really “Greek”…but it’s good), fresh oregano, shallots (the secret!), garlic, and lots of lemon (always so much lemon). Now, when I say marinate, I really just mean toss the chicken in this mix and let it sit while you get everything else for the bowls together. I’m not sure about you guys, but I can never plan ahead enough to cook a recipe requiring a long marinate time.
It almost never happens…
So, I do a quick marinade. It works.
While the chicken is “marinating”, make the sizzled mint goddess sauce.
Here’s the truth, I really do not love mint. I find it overpowers most recipe. Unless it’s a cocktail, in which case I think mint is perfect, did you see these mojitos? Mint used in savory dishes however, well it throws me off. Until today. Cooking mint in olive oil really mellows out the flavor and makes the mint much less pungent. I found it to be perfect when stirred into a yogurt based goddess sauce. Which I am now spooning over everything, so addicting. Roasted salmon and potatoes are especially delicious.
Once the sauce is made and the chicken is grilled, it’s assembly time! I used orzo pasta as my grain, but feel free to use quinoa, couscous, or brown rice. Any would be great.
I then layered in some roasted red peppers, avocado, cucumbers, olives, and even some arugula. Lots of veggies… and a good amount of feta cheese too.
Super pretty, on the (very) healthy side, and so very delicious.
The added bonus about this recipe is that it’s so great for weekday meal prep. I recommend making this on a Sunday or Monday night and doubling the recipe. Then simply use the leftovers to make lunch or dinner bowls to enjoy throughout the week!
Cook everything at once…get multiple meals…love that!
So excited to be sharing this recipe with you guys. It’s one of those dishes I just know you will love!
If you make these Greek lemon chicken bowls, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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This is one of our favorite recipes and a staple in our house! Absolutely love the chicken, it’s super tender and flavorful. We make this with the sizzled mint sauce which is so good, or a tzatziki sauce. Every time I make this for family friends there’s not a morsel leftover.
Happy Sunday!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT
Hello 👋🏼. Im making this recipe now and am a little confused anout the jalapeño.. does it soak in the yogurt sauce halved? Then eat or discard? Thanks!
Sorry for any confused, you can dice the jalapeño to mix in with the yogurt sauce. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
My entire family loved this recipe! We especially loved all of the different flavors combined and how it spiced up standard greek kebab recipes I’ve made in the past.
Happy Wednesday!!❄️ Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I am so glad it was a hit! xx
Can you make this with shrimp?
Totally, shrimp would be a great idea! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope it turns out amazing for you! xx
Family said this may have been one of the best meals I ever made. Bam!
Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback!! 🙂
Tired of ho-hum food. This spectacular recipe has enough flavor to make your guests squeal with delight. So easy to make, just add toasted pita bread to complete the meal.
Fantastic! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan
The chicken marinade was solid and the sauces were good too. The cumin with the yogurt sauce was delicious, but I’d cut back a couple of pinches next time. Mint oil was amazing and fun to make. I added grilled veggie skewers, toasted pita bread, and a hummus based dip to compliment for my guests! Great crowd pleaser meal!
Hi there! Thanks so much for trying out this recipe! So glad to hear it was enjoyed ? xTieghan
Hi Tieghan, first I’m a huge fan- you are my go-to for recipes ☺️. Second, I would like to prep some of this ahead – does the mint goddess sauce hold up if made 2-3 days ahead?
Yes, just keep in the fridge and it will be totally fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
This recipe is so delicious you’ll want to lick the plate clean? The marinade, yogurt and mint sauce, all the side veggies go so well together. Friends rave when I make it so I share your recipe with them!
Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best week:) xTieghan
Amazing! I tried it today and I will post about it on my blog. 🙂
Fantastic! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am so glad that it was enjoyed!! Have a great Tuesday. xxTieghan
Delicious!! I grilled on bbq pretending it was summer. Next time I will double the sauce and have it on everything!
Fantastic! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am it was enjoyed! xTieghan