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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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  • Nicki
    Nov 26, 2020

    I changed the recipe up a bit after reading the reviews and marinated the chicken in olive oil, lemon and greek spice. I added spinach and feta cheese, a squeeze of fresh lemon, used fresh garlic and jarred sliced kalamata olives instead of canned ones. The flavor was fantastic. This will become a regular in our house!

  • Karen
    Jul 27, 2020

    I added oregano for more flavor. Very good recipe!

  • Juan Diego
    Jul 19, 2020

    After served, I added a spoonful of greek yogurt and pistachios. Served with basmati rice

  • Donna
    May 13, 2020

    In spite of all the ingredients this was a trifle bland. I'd add a few garlic cloves, salt and pepper to the skillet instead of sprinkling on the chicken. As in another review a sprinkle of lemon juice might help too. Otherwise it was quick, easy and okay.

  • NH-rescue
    May 9, 2020

    I've never been a real fan of artichokes, but this recipe helped me enjoy them. I like this recipe because it makes a hearty meal in a very short time (even if you cooked your own rice, it would still be done by the time the meal is ready.) A little added lemon juice makes the flavor pop!

  • Laurie
    Apr 8, 2020

    The flavors did not come together for me. It was more like a Greek stir fry, but with no cohesive sauce. I added garlic and lemon juice which helped, and the a little corn starch to thicken the liquid in the pan.

  • mythyagain
    Apr 6, 2020

    I love this dish! I now make it about once a month. When I'm unable to find roasted sweet peppers, I add the fresh equivalent and it seems to work well.

  • xlsalbums
    Mar 29, 2020

    good flavors in here.

  • SharonScanlan
    Mar 24, 2020

    My husband really liked this recipe. Nice flavor and very easy to prepare. I added some asparagus and mushrooms that I wanted to use up. It made enough for two meals.

  • Richard
    Mar 12, 2020

    The flavors did not come together until the next day. This was very bland and the olives were the mail flavor enhancers. I added extra olives...doubled the amount. I will also cook the rice--I had no instant so used long cooking rice--with chicken broth next time. I will also add some lemon zest during cooking and a couple squirts of lemon juice at serving time to brighten-up dish. Otherwise, a very nice and easy change for dinner. Expensive, but if you do it right, you can use pretty much everything several times.