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Instant Pot Mediterranean Greek Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl

Instant Pot Mediterranean Greek Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe perfect for meal prep and weeknight dinners! This bowl includes fresh red pepper hummus, tzatziki sauce, and kalamata olives. The chicken breasts are seasoned with turmeric, thyme, and paprika.

mediterranean chicken bowl in a white bowl

Calories: 426       Fat: 17G      Net Carbs: 42G      Protein:  29G

A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend in Washington DC. I was there for a concert festival. I had a great time and enjoyed a lot of great food while I was there. During my visit, I tried out a restaraunt, CAVA.

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CAVA is a Mediterranean restaurant that kind of has a Chipotle feel. I say that because you order your chicken and rice bowls behind a counter and you can see all of the ingredients and toppings.

I ordered a fresh bowl and loaded it up with toppings like feta cheese, hummus, and tzatziki sauce. My goodness, the food was so good! I went back for another visit right before I boarded my plane to come back to KC.

mediterranean chicken bowl in a white bowl

I enjoyed the meals so much, that I came home to meal prep bowls for the week. I hopped off the plane and scurried to Trader Joe’s to get the ingredients to make my own bowls at home!

mediterranean chicken bowl in a white bowl

You can definitely make your own hummus at home if you prefer. I wanted this recipe to be as quick and easy as possible. So I purchased mine from Trader Joe’s.

mediterranean chicken bowl in a white bowl

Brown rice (not the instant stuff) usually takes 45 minutes or more to make stove-top. You can cut that time in half with the Instant Pot. What isn’t there to love about this machine!

As always, you can make this recipe without the Instant Pot by using a slow-cooker for the chicken (8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High) and by following the package stovetop instructions on the rice.

Pair this dish with Instant Pot Southern Green Beans, Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans, or Air Fryer Asparagus.

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Instant Pot Mediterranean Greek Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl

Instant Pot Mediterranean Greek Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe perfect for meal prep and weeknight dinners! This bowl includes fresh red pepper hummus, tzatziki sauce, and kalamata olives. The chicken breasts are seasoned with turmeric, thyme, and paprika.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and rice, greek, instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
instant pot come to pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 426kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups brown basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper (If you prefer a kick)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons hummus I used Trader Joe's
  • 4 tablespoons tzatziki sauce
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 4 tablespoons feta cheese

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with the thyme, cumin, turmeric, paprika, red pepper, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Add the chicken to the pot with the chicken broth.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps to indicate it is finished, allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes instead of quick release.
  • Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot. Using a large knife and fork, shred the chicken.
  • Rinse the brown rice with water in a large bowl. Drain the water from the rice.
  • Add the rice to the Instant Pot with 2 1/2 cups of water.
  • Cook for 22 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • Allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes instead of quick release.
  • Remove the rice from the pot.
  • Create the rice bowls with equal amounts of rice, shredded chicken, olives, 1 tablespoon feta cheese, 1 tablespoon hummus, and 1 tablespoon tzatziki sauce.

Notes

I chose to cook the chicken first before the rice because once the rice is cooked, the Instant Pot will become sticky. This makes the process easier.
You can make your own hummus using the following:
1 15oz can chickpeas
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
salt to taste
Combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 426kcal
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Recipe Rating




SLB

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Omg yummy!!!!!!!! Hubby raved tonight, definitely will make again!

staysnatched

Thursday 11th of March 2021

So glad to hear!

Kiran

Monday 8th of February 2021

What do you have on top of the hummus? Sundried tomatoes? (Pictured)

staysnatched

Monday 8th of February 2021

Probably roasted red peppers, I bought the hummus that way.

Melissa

Monday 4th of January 2021

SO good! And SO easy! I used this recipe to test drive my instapot and it did not disappoint. Once again Brandi delivers on a quick, easy, tasty recipe that was easy to follow and a hit with the fam! Thanks!

staysnatched

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed the bowl!

InstantPotLover

Thursday 11th of June 2020

I made this Mediterranean bowl this week and it was so delicious! Thank you for this recipe!! It's going in my regular meal rotation.

staysnatched

Friday 12th of June 2020

I'm glad you're adding it to the rotation!

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Sweet directions

staysnatched

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thank you!