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Greek Chicken & Farro Bowls


I just got back into town from Florida and while I was there, I came across this little Greek restaurant I had never noticed before. I looked it up on YELP and it had 5 stars (which is rare!) so I really wanted to try it! Long story short, I ran out of time but I've had Greek food on the brain! That, coupled with the fact it's been WARMER (YESSSS!!!) and sunny in Louisville leaves me craving cooler, lighter meals. Such a welcome break from the soups and cold weather stuff!

Anyway, I am trying something new this week and recorded a video (JUST FOR YOU ALL!) walking you through how to prepare these Greek Chicken & Farro Bowls. If you are new to meal prep and the whole process seems a little overwhelming, I promise if you watch this video you'll feel much better about it! In around 7 minutes I walk you through how to make these bowls! It really wouldn't take you much longer than that-just add in time to get out all of your ingredients and do some chopping.

Another reason I love this recipe is because I bought as much precooked as I could so it cut down on a ton of time spent in the kitchen. You can certainly make everything from scratch (I love doing that when I have the time and energy) if you prefer, but sometimes easier is better-and that was me this week (and a lot of weeks! 😉) So, without further ado, check out my new video & recipe for my Greek Chicken & Farro Bowls! If you like the video content, do me a huge favor and shoot me a quick reply to let me know-I'll definitely take the time to do more if y'all enjoy them! ❤️



This recipe is super friendly for additions or subtractions based on preferences. Want to eat lower carb? Switch out some or all of the farro for cauli rice or just leave it out all together. Need more fat? Add in olives or drizzle with a touch of olive oil. More protein? Add more chicken or even some chickpeas! Not a fan of tzatziki? Try hummus in your bowl! Lots of options here!

If you make this, I’d love to know!


INGREDIENTS:

🔹1 large container baby arugula or other green of choice

🔹1 container cherry tomatoes

🔹1 bunch of mini cucumbers or one English cucumber

🔹6 oz crumbled feta cheese

🔹1.5-2 lbs precooked chicken breast

🔹1 red onion

🔹Fresh herbs of choice (I used parsley and dill)

🔹1 container tzatziki sauce

🔹1-1.5 cups dry grain of choice* (I used farro), prepared

*You can also use microwavable quinoa, rice, etc if you are in a hurry or want a super easy option.

🔹6 large meal prep containers

Other optional add ins: Roasted red peppers, olives, chickpeas.


DIRECTIONS:


🔹Cook your grain of choice. I used about 1 ¼ cup farro and cooked it in the Instant pot for 7 minutes with about 1 ¾ cup water and salt. After cooking I drained it and it was ready to go!

🔹Add one large handful of greens to each meal prep container.

🔹Add ⅙ of grain to one corner of the container (that should be around 60g cooked or around ⅓ heaping cup)

🔹Add 1 oz feta to each container

🔹Dice up: chicken, tomato, cucumber, and fresh herbs

🔹Very thinly slice ½ of a red onion

🔹Add 3-4 oz chicken to each bowl

🔹Add 1-1.5oz of each tomato, cucumber, onion to each bowl

🔹Add a sprinkling of fresh herbs to each bowl

🔹Add 3 Tablespoons (or 1.5 servings) tzatziki to each bowl.

Nutrition: (as prepared in video) 406 kcal: 33P/13F/42C

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