Greek inspired Chicken and Rice

So after all the birthday hullaballoo, I am back to my semi-stringent diet, and going back to my portioned chicken and rice dishes. A friend of mine was telling me about this great nacho dish he does. It’s greek, with feta, lamb, olives and what have you. i don’t eat chips entirely, but this was really a good way to go greek using the normal basic food I have. Same ingredients, but different flavors!

I was excited to make this, after getting my hands on some cilantro. I still have a lot leftover and want to make another Thai version of this one, maybe something like tom yum fried rice. 🙂 Let’s see how that will turn out! 🙂

Looks really good, tastes even better
Looks really good, tastes even better

Greek Inspired Chicken and Rice Recipe

2 to 3 ounces of chicken breast, diced and marinated for about 5 minutes in
2 pinches of salt
2 tablespoons of greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon oregano.

2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons of cillantro, halved
2 tablespoons of leeks, sliced
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 cup brown rice

First, cook the chicken in a bit of olive oil. This will take just a few minutes. Ensure that the chicken is fully cooked but still tender. Set aside.

Saute the garlic, leeks and carrots in the olive oil. After the vegetables have softened, add the rice, olives and half of the cilantro. Season with salt as needed. Squeeze in a bit of lemon to freshen the dish. Not so much to make it sour, but just to make it lively. Put on a plate. Top with the chicken.


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