A fresh take on comfort food, Greek chicken and rice is my go-to on busy weeknights and when unexpected company stops by. Boost the health benefits and toss in chopped spinach. —Savannah Lay, Baker City, Oregon
Greek Chicken & Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 jar (12 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup Greek olives, sliced
1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes. Stir in artichokes, roasted peppers, tomatoes and olives. Cook and stir until heated through, 3-5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Serve with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.
Greek Chicken & Rice Tips
What kind of rice is used in Greek food?
Most Greek dishes use long-grain white rice, though whole-grain brown rice may occasionally be used.
You can add many things to this recipe. For a boost of flavor, toss in more Greek olives, minced garlic or a squeeze of fresh juice or grated lemon zest. Experiment with adding additional herbs or seasonings, like oregano or dill. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant