These Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowls need to be in your weeknight dinner rotation! Fresh vegetables, chickpeas, seasoned chicken and the most amazing spiced yogurt sauce. Keep it low-carb with cauliflower rice or substitute with your favorite whole grain for a complete balanced meal!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who needs a fresh, healthy dinner tonight? Seriously, this is the story of my life after a long holiday weekend. I filled up on way too many foods that my body isn’t used to, at least not in the quantity I was shoveling them in my mouth. It was a carbs galore weekend and not so much the whole grain kind.
But, what’s done is done and it’s time to move on and get back to normal eating, which for me involves one of these Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowls for dinner tonight.
I was inspired to make these bowls after seeing a similar recipe in my Cooking Light magazine, plus you guys know I’m obsessed with Mediterranean flavored food. Since my weekend didn’t involve many vegetables, unless you count French fries as one, I knew this chicken shawarma bowl would be a great way to load up on them. It was also the perfect excuse to use a bunch of the cherry tomatoes that my garden is exploding with right now.
Instead of using a whole grain in the bowls like brown rice, farro or barley, I decided to go the low-carb vegetable route and use cauliflower rice. There are some days where I need the extra carbs, like before a hard workout or long run, but today is not one of those day. Nope, today it’s a low-carb, veggie and protein filled day for me.
This bowl is probably one of my favorites that I’ve made and I’ve got a few on the blog. Everything from the spice rub on the chicken, the ones added to the cauliflower rice and then that spiced tahini Greek yogurt on top…nothing about these bowls is lacking in flavor!
Tahini isn’t something I buy very often, but it was definitely worth the trip to the store for the amazing flavor it added to the Greek yogurt sauce. That sauce was lucky that it even made it to top of these chicken shawarma bowls!
Let’s get back on track this week with our healthy eating and do it in the most delicious way possible! Enjoy!
Spiced Greek Yogurt Sauce: Chicken: Cauliflower Rice: Assembling the Bowls: Top the cauliflower rice evenly with the diced chicken, tomatoes, cucumber and chickpeas. Finish with a dollop of the spiced Greek yogurt sauce, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of parsley and lemon zest.
Spiced Greek Yogurt Sauce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 83mg Fiber: 10g Sugar: 8g Protein: 44g
Spiced Greek Yogurt Sauce:
Assembling the Bowls:
Top the cauliflower rice evenly with the diced chicken, tomatoes, cucumber and chickpeas. Finish with a dollop of the spiced Greek yogurt sauce, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of parsley and lemon zest.