04.27.21

Easy Greek-Inspired Rotisserie Chicken Bowls

Here is another super fun, absolutely delicious way to repurpose and use your store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken– an Easy Greek-Inspired Rotisserie Chicken Bowls!

Easy Greek-Inspired Rotisserie Chicken Bowls

Bowls are always a simple way to pack a lot of flavor into a meal and very quickly either with fresh veggies, pantry staples — or both — and your favorite protein. In this case, these Easy Greek-Inspired Rotisserie Chicken Bowls were inspired by a Greek Shawarma. In the recipe, I have spiced up shredded rotisserie chicken with some delicious, warm spices that really add some excitement to the rotisserie chicken. I then add it to a bowl that is filled with a brown-rice base with some fresh veggies like lettuce, tomato, onion, then kalamata olives for brine-y, salty bite. The best part? It is all topped off with an easy, oh-so-flavorful Tzatziki sauce and feta cheese — yum!

This simple recipe is one that I know you will all love and whip up for many dinners to come. Enjoy!

 

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Greek Bowls

Easy Greek-Inspired Rotisserie Chicken Bowls
Serves: 4 people
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5 from 13 votes
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

For the Tzatziki

  • 7 ounces plain greek yogurt preferably 2% or whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced Persian (or mini cucumber)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill fronds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt plus more to taste
  • ½ tsp white pepper

For the Chicken

  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken About 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Bowls

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice *I use the easy microwavable rice baggies from Trader Joes to save time!
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce *Sub arugula or any preferred greens
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

Prepare the Tzatziki

  • In a bowl, combine all of the tzatziki ingredients and stir until well combined. Set aside until ready to serve.

Prepare the Chicken

  • Heat skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add the chicken, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper. Heat until the chicken is well coated and just warmed through; about 3-4 minutes.

Assemble the Bowls

  • Divide the brown rice and chicken amongst four bowls and top with the preferred toppings and tzatziki.

Need some other easy recipes that use rotisserie chicken? Here are some of my favorites that you are going to need to try:

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Cups with Peanut Sauce

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tostadas

Paleo Enchiladas Suizas

 

23 Comments

  • Reply
    Lauren Dietrich
    July 28, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    5 stars
    I cook your recipes ALL THE TIME and need to be better about commenting so starting today! This is one of our FAVORITE weeknight meals. We make it often and it’s perfect leftovers for lunch the next day. I sub quinoa for rice and serve with garlic naan bread–YUM! It is also a really great meal to take to someone who just had a baby. That homemade tzatziki sauce is next level!

  • Reply
    Laura
    April 18, 2022 at 11:18 am

    5 stars
    I’ve made this at least three times now because I love it so much! For the tzatziki I only use a single serving 5.5 ounces of yogurt and dried dill instead of fresh. I usually use leftover chopped chicken breast, but the last time “marinated” chicken breast in the oil and spices and grilled and sliced it. That way was definitely the winner for still having flavor but less chopping work. To assemble the bowl I prefer half brown rice and half quinoa to bump up the nutrition. I use whatever greens are in the CSA box that week and hardly ever use red onion because I find it too strong.
    Looking forward to having my leftovers for lunch today!!

  • Reply
    Amy
    April 13, 2022 at 12:01 am

    5 stars
    Used quinoa instead of rice and pickled red onions because I had both ready in my fridge and YUM! This recipe is dope!

    • Reply
      Laura
      April 18, 2022 at 11:05 am

      I also love using quinoa! I do a half and half mixture of rice and quinoa.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    December 1, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you, Alex, for another fantastic recipe! this was so delicious and so easy to make. So glad I have leftovers!

  • Reply
    Kim
    June 5, 2021 at 3:41 am

    Is it ok to make the Tzatziki sauce a day ahead? I plan to make this for a girls weekend and want to do as much prep as possible ahead of time. Can’t wait to try it!! Love your recipes, Alex!!

    • Reply
      Alex
      June 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      Absolutely!!

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    June 5, 2021 at 1:51 am

    5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! I made this for my husband who has never had a “bowl” entree and he commented that it was definitely a “keeper”. I used fresh dill and tomatoes from my garden which made the dish even more special. Thanks Alex for ALL your wonderful recipes!

    • Reply
      Alex
      June 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      So glad you loved it!

  • Reply
    Ginette
    June 2, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I’m so excited to make this!! Do you use a mincer to mince your garlic (if so please share what kind!) or do you just finely chop? Always curious how I can speed that up!!

    • Reply
      Alex
      June 3, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      You can use a garlic press to make life easier! 🙂

  • Reply
    Olivia
    May 18, 2021 at 2:27 am

    5 stars
    These Greek inspired bowls are SO GOOD. I’m obsessed with how easy and delicious they are. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    May 12, 2021 at 10:49 am

    5 stars
    This was so delicious and easy to make. I felt so fancy making the Tzatziki sauce. I really appreciate the thought you put into crafting these recipes. These meals are excellent.

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 12, 2021 at 12:15 pm

      Why thank you, Jennifer! Happy you enjoyed!

  • Reply
    Marcia
    May 7, 2021 at 10:50 am

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night and it was a huge hit. The tzatziki is delightful. I will definitely make this again for a quick weeknight meal.

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm

      I am so glad it was a hit!

  • Reply
    Allison
    May 4, 2021 at 12:10 am

    5 stars
    There is a restaurant in Canada that has a Greek bowl with rice that I absolutely love. You’ve managed to take that and completely elevate it! The freshness of the tzatziki , the perfect amount of spice on the chicken! Quick and easy, and most importantly farmer in the field and kid approved!

    • Reply
      Miranda
      June 11, 2021 at 2:05 am

      Absolutely delicious. Currently following a low carb plan so substituted rice with cauliflower rice. It is still a really yummy meal.

  • Reply
    Lindsay Pihaly
    May 3, 2021 at 12:23 am

    5 stars
    As always, your recipes are perfection. Thank you for making easy and healthy ways to enjoy dinners. This was a hit for our whole family!

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 3, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Thank you for the love!! Glad you enjyed.

  • Reply
    Claire
    April 28, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    5 stars
    In a true keep this easy spirit. I used what I had in the fridge. Used sour cream instead of yogurt. Also used dried dill. Added some pickled beets! So good!!

  • Reply
    Wendy-Anne Alisa
    April 28, 2021 at 1:00 am

    5 stars
    YUM!! I fridge foraged with what I had tonight because I HAD to have it! No chicken so I used ground turkey with the same seasonings. No fresh dill so I used dried. I’m already excited to eat this again for my lunch tomorrow 😁 Thank you, Alex! Your recipes are amazing.

  • Reply
    Jenika
    April 28, 2021 at 12:07 am

    5 stars
    Had all these ingredients on hand except the fresh dill. Used dried dill and it was still ab fab!! You have THE BEST recipes!

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