Mediterranean Bowl With Chicken And Cilantro Rice
This Mediterranean Bowl is one of our favorite meals. It is customizable, full of flavorful chicken and fresh ingredients. Loaded with veggies and seasoning.
- 1.5 -2 lbs boneless chicken breasts *
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
- 3 cup chicken broth low sodium
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp cracked pepper
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro and parsley
- ½ tbsp lemon or lime
Optional For Toppings
- ¼ cup sliced red onion
- ¼ cup feta
- ½ cup chopped tomatoes or red peppers
- 4 tbsp hummus
- ¼ cup chopped cucumber
- 4 cup spinach
Chop your ingredients so they are ready to go. Mix together dried seasonings (curry, oregano, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder) Cut chicken breasts in half and clean/trim any fat. Heat oil in a large skilled on medium heat. Rub the seasoning mix on both sides of the chicken breasts. Once pan is hot place the breasts into the pan. Cook on medium/low for 14-18 minutes. Be sure to flip all the chicken halfway between. Cut the chicken to be sure it is cooked through, chicken sizes vary greatly and this will fluctuate the time needed.
While the chicken is cooking, add your chicken broth to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Add in rice, reduce heat to a light simmer. This should simmer for about 20 minutes. Be sure to check on it around 15 minutes and give it a stir. When rice is finished, add fresh herbs and lemon or lime. Mix well.
Once chicken is cooked through, while the pan is still how and over the heat, pour leftover chicken broth onto skillet or pan to deglaze it. This will be our "sauce" for the Mediterranean bowls. Add the chopped garlic and let the broth/sauce come to a light simmer. Take it off the heat and set aside to let the chicken rest.
Assemble the Mediterranean bowls. Start with the cilantro rice, slice the chicken, add additional toppings over the bowls. Pour chicken sauce over the bowls and enjoy right way with naan bread or as is.
*cut breasts in half if they are large, this will help them cook faster and more evenly
*all toppings are optional
*low sodium chicken broth
Serving: 4g | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3039IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg