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Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Chicken Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce.

Mediterranean Style Chicken Bowl . A Mediterranean Diet Recipe
Mediterranean Style Chicken Bowl

Are you looking for a flavorful and healthy meal that incorporates the goodness of the Mediterranean diet? Look no further than this Mediterranean Style Chicken Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce. Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients and bursting with flavors, this recipe is perfect for those seeking a nutritious and delicious meal. Whether you're a fan of chicken or prefer a plant-based protein alternative, this recipe is versatile and adaptable to your preferences.


  • 3/4 cup cooked rice and lentils

  • 4-5 oz cooked lean chicken breasts (you can sub with 6-7 oz of tempeh or seitan for a plant-based option)

  • Leafy greens

  • Cucumbers

  • Radishes

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Pepperoncini

  • Pickled red onions

  • Avocado

Lemon Tahini Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Start by cooking your rice and lentils according to the package instructions. This will ensure they are perfectly tender and ready to be included in your Mediterranean bowl.

  2. While your rice and lentils are cooking, prepare your chicken breasts or plant-based protein according to your preferred method. Choose lean chicken breasts or opt for tempeh or seitan if you're following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Cook them to your liking and set them aside.

  3. Chop up your cucumbers, radishes, cherry tomatoes, and pepperoncini. These vibrant vegetables will add a refreshing crunch and a burst of color to your bowl.

  4. To make the lemon tahini sauce, mix together the tahini, lemon juice, water, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until smooth and well-combined. The lemon tahini sauce adds a tangy and creamy element to the dish.

  5. Now it's time to assemble your Mediterranean bowl. Begin by placing the cooked rice and lentils at the bottom of the bowl, creating a nutritious base for your meal.

  6. Next, add the cooked chicken breasts or plant-based protein of your choice on top of the rice and lentils. The protein component adds satiety and essential nutrients to the bowl.

  7. Sprinkle the chopped cucumbers, radishes, cherry tomatoes, and pepperoncini over the protein. These vibrant veggies not only enhance the visual appeal but also provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  8. For an extra tangy kick, include pickled red onions and creamy avocado slices to elevate the flavors and textures in your bowl.

  9. Finally, drizzle the lemon tahini sauce over the bowl, evenly distributing the flavors. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.

This Mediterranean Style Chicken Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce is a fantastic way to enjoy a balanced and nutritious meal. The combination of lean protein, fiber-rich grains and legumes, colorful vegetables, and the zesty lemon tahini sauce provides a range of nutrients and flavors. By following this recipe, you can easily incorporate the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet into your daily routine. Give it a try and savor the deliciousness while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.


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