Greek Chicken & Orzo Bowls with Eggplant Chips and Tzatziki

Chicken:
  • 1 pack of boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/2 tsp mint
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Zest of 1 large lemon (will use the juice later)
  1. You can use fresh or dried spices for this recipe. Mix spices together in a bowl, season chicken, cook in a pan over medium heat.

Veggie & Orzo Mix:

  • 1 cucumber, quartered
  • 1 pack of cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 jar halved Kalamata olives, drained
  • 1 small jar drained and chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2c feta cheese
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1/4c balsamic vinegar
  • 1 box orzo
  • 1 TB olive oil
  1. Boil water and add OO. Cook orzo, run under cold water, set aside.
  2. Prepare veggies.
  3. Mix together, and add orzo.
  4. Add lemon juice and balsamic.
  5. Mix well, keep in fridge until ready to serve!

Eggplant Chips:

  • 1 1/2c oil (vegetable/canola)
  • 1 eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1c flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat. You’ll know it’s ready when you stick the back end of a wooden spoon in the oil and it bubbles around the base.
  3. While oil is heating, slice eggplant.
  4. Coat eggplant slices in flour, fry in oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Only fry about 7-8 slices in the oil at a time, otherwise the temperature will decrease and it will take longer to get that nice golden color!
  5. Remove eggplant from oil, and place on foil covered baking sheet. Keep baking sheet in oven to finish crisping the chips and keep warm while finishing the rest.
  6. When all of the chips are done, season with sea salt.

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1c Greek yogurt
  • 1/4c olive oil
  • 1/2c grated or chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/8 tsp mint
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together (can do fresh or dried herbs).
  2. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.

SUGGESTED ORDER:

  1. Make tzatziki and set aside.
  2. Heating oil for chips, boiling water for orzo.
  3. While that’s heating, prepare the veggies.
  4. Add orzo to the boiled water.
  5. Continue adding/flipping/removing eggplant chips while completing the rest of the steps.

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