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Greek Chicken & Rice

A fresh take on comfort food, Greek chicken and rice is my go-to on busy weeknights and when unexpected company stops by. Boost the health benefits and toss in chopped spinach. —Savannah Lay, Baker City, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Greek olives, sliced
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes. Stir in artichokes, roasted peppers, tomatoes and olives. Cook and stir until heated through, 3-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Serve with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

Greek Chicken & Rice Tips

What kind of rice is used in Greek food?

Most Greek dishes use long-grain white rice, though whole-grain brown rice may occasionally be used.

What goes well with Greek chicken and rice?

Greek chicken and rice goes well with many things, including cucumber salad, corn and zucchini or pita chips. You can also top servings with tzatziki sauce.

What else can I add to this Green chicken recipe?

You can add many things to this recipe. For a boost of flavor, toss in more Greek olives, minced garlic or a squeeze of fresh juice or grated lemon zest. Experiment with adding additional herbs or seasonings, like oregano or dill. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 436 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1008mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 26g protein.

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