I am a big fan of meals in a bowl.  One bowl meals combine flavors and textures.  One bowl meals make it easy to get all of the different ingredients in one bite.  I also really like the look of the dish when plated.  All the different ingredients really stand out on there own yet blend together so well when eaten.  I have created a number of one bowl meals but two of my favorites are a Chicken Burrito Bowl and a Chicken Shawarma Bowl.  The flavor in this Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl comes from lots of za’atar seasoning coating the chicken and then soaked in Greek fat-free yogurt.  

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Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl from Feed Your Soul Too

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Chicken Burrito Bowl

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Chicken Shawarma Bowl

The yogurt works to tenderize the meat.  The za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice.  It consists of sumac, thyme, toasted sesame seeds, marjoram, oregano and course sea salt.  I looked at a couple of recipe and cumin is also commonly added to the spice mix.  It is amazing how many Middle Eastern Countries za’atar potentially originates from – so says wikipedia.  I am looking forward to exploring all the different recipes using za’atar and how they differ from Country to Country.

Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl from Feed Your Soul Too

To make this recipe, I pulled from my Zahav red pepper salad to bring the flavor of peppers and bright red and orange colors.  I added Persian pickles of there tart flavor and green color.  I dressed some red cabbage and served the chicken on top of a bed of lettuce and yellow rice.  This Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl dish is gluten free and low carb.  The only fat added is the oil used for the peppers and the slaw.   

Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl from Feed Your Soul Too

The chicken spiced and then marinating in the yogurt.  

Za'atar Spiced Chicken

Za’atar Spiced Chicken

Chicken Marinating in Yogurt

Chicken Marinating in Yogurt

The Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl plated.

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Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl plated



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Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl

A one pot one bowl meal – Healthy Middle Eastern Chicken Bowl – great flavor using of za’atar (or ras el hanout) spices, great textures and great colors.
Course

dinner
Cuisine

Chicken, Middle Eastern Food


Prep Time 1 hour

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings 8 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

  • 5
    Whole
    Chicken Breasts
  • 6
    Whole
    Chicken Thighs
  • 3
    Tbsp
    Za’atar or Ras El Hanout
  • 2
    Cups
    Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 8
    Ounces
    Persian Pickles
  • 1/2
    Head
    Red Cabbage
  • 1
    Whole
    Red Pepper
    diced
  • 1
    Whole
    Orange Pepper
  • 1/4
    Head
    Lettuce
    chopped
  • 2
    Cups
    Rice
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Turmeric

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to instructions and add the turmeric.

    Make the pepper salad from the red pepper salad recipe on the blog.

    Pat dry and spice the chicken then add the yogurt and let marinate for at least an hour.  Bake in a 325 degree oven for 35 minutes.  Let rest for 5 minutes.

    Assemble bowl by putting rice and lettuce on the bottom of the bowl.  Top with the chicken and spread the pickles, cabbage and pepper salad around the chicken.

    Enjoy!