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Simple Weeknight Greek Rooster Bowls – Jess Keys

Easy Weeknight Greek Chicken Bowls

Completely happy Friday!

How was your week? Do you additionally really feel just like the older you get the quicker the weeks go? 🤯 I really feel like each weblog publish I write recently begins with, “how was your week!?”

I’m actually excited as a result of we’re headed to a brewery for comfortable hour tonight with some mates and all of our youngsters in tow. Life has been loopy and I haven’t seen mates since earlier than Lisbon. (How did that occur? 👀) So I’m trying to some a lot wanted good friend time!

I assumed this publish was excellent for a Friday so you’ll be able to add it into your rotation for subsequent week’s meals! We’ve been making this straightforward weeknight dinner loads recently, and love that it makes sufficient for leftovers for lunch the subsequent day–and–added bonus–June loves it too! It’s quick, recent, and wholesome, and at all times particularly welcomed on a Monday after a weekend or trip stuffed with indulgent meals!

The very best fast weeknight Greek hen bowls:

Components for Greek Rooster Bowls:

  • 1 LB boneless skinless hen thighs (this makes sufficient for lunch the subsequent day, too!)
  • Greek Cavender seasoning (can discover it in all places within the spice aisle!)
  • Crimson onion (or some other coloration onion will do)
  • Fast-cook boxed couscous or farro. (I just like the Entire Meals model!)
  • Retailer-bought pita or naan bread (I really like the type from Entire Meals within the bread aisle!)
  • Condiments: Retailer-bought Tzatziki, Hummus, and/or sizzling sauce
  • Salad accoutrements: Lettuce, tomatoes, extra sliced pink onion, cucumbers, salad dressing (I really like dressing mine with a sprinkle of Cavender seasoning, and a drizzle Brightland Garlic olive oil + Brightland Parasol champagne vin)

Assemble + cook dinner the hen thighs:

I really like to make use of the air fryer for this recipe, however an oven will completely do as nicely. I wish to thinly slice or cube the hen thighs (I don’t trouble trimming the fats as a result of it should render off whereas cooking!) and coat with Cavender seasoning, salt and pepper. (You don’t want way more salt as a result of the seasoning is already salty!)

Let’s discuss extra concerning the seasoning, as a result of it’s actually the star of the present. I grew up with Cavender potatoes (that are scrumptious pink potatoes diced with tons of butter, onions, and plenty of Cavender seasoning, cooked at 425 till they’re tremendous mushy and creamy. The right facet for steak, pork chops, no matter. Add that into your rotation, too! ) It’s a Greek seasoning that can be scrumptious on meat and greens. I really like utilizing it on this recipe as a result of it packs lots of taste!

When you’ve got one other complimentary seasoning combine you want, be at liberty to incorporate that as well as as nicely–like a Za’atar or Med herb mix! However actually–you don’t want something additional right here.

When you’ve seasoned your hen, drizzle a superb little bit of olive oil, be certain it’s nicely coated, and throw it on a sheet pan and into the air fryer or oven. I wish to cook dinner mine at 400 levels, stirring it every now and then, till the hen is browned and crispy on the surface. I’d stir/flip the hen about each 5 minutes till it’s finished to your liking. Cook dinner time will differ based mostly on how small your hen items are however ought to most likely be about 12-Quarter-hour.

Be aware:

You don’t wish to over-crowd your pan, in any other case your hen will steam and never get browned–so chances are you’ll want to do that in batches if in case you have a really small air fryer. (My air fryer JUST Suits about 1 LB of sliced hen thighs!) Additionally be certain it’s well-coated in olive oil, as a result of the fats is important for getting that crispy browned end.

Why will we use hen thighs? I believe hen thighs are important right here as a result of they by no means get overdone or dried out, in contrast to hen breasts, they usually gives you that nearly caramelized exterior and mushy juicy inside that you just come to count on from a shawarma-like dish.

Optionally available: On the similar time the hen is roasting, I’ll typically throw in some sliced and olive oil-coated onions to cook dinner along with the hen. If I’m utilizing my air fryer, I’ll put them within the basket rack above the hen. If utilizing the oven, simply put them on a separate baking sheet. Allow them to get good and caramelized and crispy–they’ll pack a ton of taste into your bowls!

Make-ahead tip: You possibly can simply do that complete step forward of time after which pop it again into the air fryer or oven to heat proper earlier than you serve and it is going to be simply as tasty!

In your sides:

I like to purchase quick-cook couscous or farro within the field. It makes for such a simple and scrumptious facet, base for a bowl, or add-in for a salad! Be at liberty to cook dinner this whereas the hen is within the oven and put aside when finished.

Whereas your couscous is cooking, assemble your salad. I wish to slice cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion, and throw them into the bowl with extra Cavender seasoning, Brightland’s Garlic olive oil and champagne vinegar. (They’re SO GOOD. Worthy the hype, I promise. Would additionally make an incredible reward!) If you happen to don’t have that, common olive oil and any vinegar you’ve is completely nice, too! I wish to let this sit and marinate for awhile (if I’ve time, if not, no want!) When you’ve got any recent dill–throw that in too! Then once I’m able to serve, I’ll pour the combination over my lettuce and toss–add crumbled Feta if you want, however that’s additionally not obligatory!

Assemble your bowls, add your favourite sauces–like store-bought Tzatziki (I like Cedars model) or favourite hummus, and sizzling sauce. TJ’s Zhoug sauce can be actually scrumptious with this, too!

And also you’re finished! A wholesome, straightforward and DELICIOUS weeknight meal that tastes higher than takeout! Hope you get pleasure from! If you happen to make this, be certain to share on tales and tag me @jesskeys_ so I can see! ♥️



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