I’ve been craving a greek chicken bowl for awhile and finally decided to try and make one. I decided to try the chicken kebab style (this is my first time making them) so I’ll share with you how I made them:) *You don’t need an outside grill for this recipe*
What you will need:
- 1 package chicken tenderloins (roughly 1.5lbs)
- 1 package Uncle Ben’s brown basmati rice
- 3 peppers (1 yellow, 1 red, 1 orange)
- 1 large white onion
- Bamboo skewers
- Baking sheet
- aluminim foil
- Garlic salt
- Garlic powder
- Adobo Seasoning
- Crushed red pepper
- Olive oil
- Feta Cheese
- Cedar’s Tzatziki (found at Sprouts)
- Cherry red tomatos
Grab your chicken, spices and olive oil. In a mixing bowl, drop in your chicken and drizzle the olive oil over it to coat it lightly. Add in your salt, pepper, garlic salt, garlic powder and adobo seasoning. I honestly didn’t measure out the spices, so season to taste. Just remember you can always add more, but can’t take it out lol. Once the chicken is seasoned, cover and let sit in the fridge to marinate at least 20 minutes. I let mine marinate over night, but it’s not necessary.
Now that you’re chicken is marinated let’s get the kebabs started. First, you’ll need to get your bamboo skewers soaking in water, this will help prevent them from burning while it cooks (if possible leave them to soak for 30 minutes). Grab your three peppers and chop into abut 1 inch pieces. Do the same with your onion but only with 3/4 of the onions (put the rest of the onion to the side for later). I seasoned my veggies with a little bit of salt, pepper and garlic salt, mix to coat lightly. Grab your marinated chicken and slice into 1 inch cubes as well.
Time to assemble the kebabs:
I started with the onions at the bottom and layered chicken, peppers and onions and continue until all your veggies and chicken are used up. I kept about 1.5″-2″ from both ends. Before you start assembling the kebabs, preheat your oven to 450. I ended up using two different pans, but you only need one.
I baked the kebabs for 20 minutes at 450 and then broiled them for another 5 minutes (at 450). Towards the end of the chicken being done, I tossed my brown basmati rice into the microwave. I also diced up the remaining onion I had set aside and toasted them in a skillet. I mixed the rice and onions in a glass dish and added three of the kebabs and mixed.
You can eat the kebab alone (J had three of the kebabs as is), but I preferred to mix it all up in a bowl. Chicken, rice and peppers at the bottom, topped with feta, a tablespoon of tzatziki and three cherry tomatos 🙂
This honestly came out better than I expected and was super easy to make. Feel free to add other peppers onto your kebabs and different toppings onto your bowl:)