These loaded Chicken Tzatziki Bowls offer a fun weeknight dinner that feels extra special. Street food-inspired oven-roasted chicken served bowl style with all the “extras”. Lettuce, lots of peperoncini, a simple avocado cucumber salad, and plenty of feta. Add delicious creamy tzatziki sauce and ginger tahini and you’ll have a Greek-inspired bowl that’s SO GOOD. Serve each bowl with pita and homemade fries for a meal that everyone will truly love.
Hi, hi from Atlanta! One quick signing here at Williams Sonoma at Ponce City Market. Then I’m off to Texas for the final two book tour stops on Monday and Tuesday, then home on Wednesday. I’m looking forward to the next couple of days, but I’m also excited to be sharing a new recipe. I’ve been wanting to share this bowl since the day I made it!! It’s so fun, delicious, and a great recipe for spring/summer.
With springtime here (NYC and Atlanta have so much color right now!), I’m definitely craving fresh foods with bright colors. Spring salads, veggie boards, and fun vegetable sides for upcoming Easter.
My one hang-up with salads is that they never quite feel that satisfying. Lots of greens, but rarely many exciting elements to build them up and make a great meal! Instead of another okay salad, I made a Greek-inspired bowl with ALL the accompaniments.
Here are the details
This recipe definitely looks long, and while there are some steps to it, nothing is too hard or time-consuming.
The chicken is where you want to start. It’s seasoned with yogurt, lots of garlic, shallots, smoked paprika, and oregano. Super flavorful. If you have extra time you can begin marinating the chicken a few hours before cooking or you can start cooking right away.
Once you got your seasoned chicken roast it on a sheet pan to keep things simple and quick.
While the chicken is roasting I like to make a quick homemade tzatziki sauce. But store-bought easily works as well!
Then the ginger tahini. It’s tahini, ginger, a bit of garlic, lemon, and salt. So simple but it’s that drizzle of tzatziki sauce that really adds to the bowl.
When the chicken is complete all that’s left is to assemble. This is basically like a big salad, but a loaded salad.
Lots of shredded lettuce, then cucumber, avocado, crumbled feta, and plenty of fresh dill. The rest is up to you, tomatoes and peperoncini are key for me!!
Throw the chicken on top, then add dollops of tzatziki sauce, and a drizzle of the tahini!! So many yummy flavors and textures.
I usually serve the bowl with warm naan (or pitas) and a side of fries.
Such a fun and bright dinner for any night of the week. And what I love is that the leftovers are perfect for enjoying the next day for lunch! The sauce will last all week and can be used in multiple recipes.
Creighton wasn’t in Colorado when I made this. But when I sent him the photo, he was bummed he wasn’t around. Definitely his kind of dinner!
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Greek Chicken Tzatziki Bowls
Calories Per Serving: 491 kcal
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- 1/3 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cubed
- 6 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
- chili flakes, Kosher salt, and black pepper
- 2 Persian cucumbers, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 1-2 cups Tzakiki sauce
- lettuce, peperoncini, onion, tomatoes, and pitas, for serving
1. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, cubed chicken, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, paprika, oregano, chili flakes, and a large pinch each of salt and pepper. Let marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature or up to overnight in the refrigerator.2. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, toss and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Switch the oven to broil. Broil 1-2 minutes, until the chicken chars on the edges.3. Meanwhile, combine the cucumbers, avocado, lemon, dill, salt, and pepper. 4. To make the tahini. Combine all ingredients and 1/4 cup water in a blender and blend until smooth. If needed, add water to thin the sauce as desired. Season to taste with salt.5. To assemble, add lettuce to a bowl. Top with chicken, cucumber/avocado, feta cheese, and any other desired toppings. Add a few dollops of Tzaziki sauce. Drizzle over the tahini.