Mediterranean Chicken Farro Bowls | Healthy Meal Prep Idea

Mediterranean Chicken Farro Bowls | Healthy Meal Prep Idea


– Today we’re making a delicious
Mediterranean chicken bowl served over farro, that’s
perfect for lunch, and meal prep. If you’re looking for meal
prep ideas that are healthy, this Mediterranean chicken
farro bowl is where it’s at. Unlike my regular power bowl recipes, which are made with rice or savory oats, today I’m adding a nutritious twist with Bob’s Red Mill Farro, who is also our partners
for today’s video. It’s a popular, ancient, whole grain, and it offers an excellent
source of fiber and protein. And much like their flours, baking mixes, and other whole grains, Bob’s Red Mill Farro is a high quality and certified organic. Now if you’ve never cooked
with farro, don’t worry. It’s a lot like cooking rice, and it resembles barley when cooked. It’s nutty flavor also makes it a healthy and delicious
alternative to regular rice in soups, stews, and salads. So let’s start with the farro. To a medium sauce pot I’m
adding one cup of farro in three cups of water. You can use chicken or
vegetable stock for more flavor, but today I’m keeping it super
simple, I’m just using water. Then we’re gonna add a little
salt and cover with a lid. We allow it to cook
over a medium-high heat until it starts to boil. From there we reduce
the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Cooking your farro is something that can
be done ahead of time, so it makes this a terrific
recipe to meal prep. Now while that’s cooking, let’s
get started on the chicken. In this large zip bag I
added some chicken breasts, olive oil, lemon zest,
the juice from a lemon, chopped garlic, dried oregano,
some salt, and black pepper. (lively playful music) Now this chicken marinated
for about an hour, and this is something that you can definitely
prep it the night before and keep it in the fridge, and even cook it ahead of time, so all you have to do is assemble. So I have my skillet here warming up over a medium-high heat. And the next thing we want to
do is add a little olive oil and the chicken breasts.
(chicken sizzling) You want to hear that sizzle
and keep your chicken in place to ensure a good sear. Cook that one side for
five to seven minutes, flip, and cook the other side until the internal temperature
has reached 165 Fahrenheit and the chicken is cooked through. Now next, moving on to our veggies, for these chicken farro
bowls, I’m really sticking to the classic Mediterranean ingredients. We have grape tomatoes, cucumber, onions, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese. (snappy upbeat music) Now you can make your own tzatziki sauce, or buy it ready-made from the store. I’ll link the recipe for
you right below this video if you want to make your own. Now what I love about
searing the chicken well is that it turns that golden brown and it forms a crispy crust
while it remains juicy inside. This is why it’s important to not move your chicken
breasts around while they cook, and start off with a really hot skillet. Now, let’s check on our farro. So as you can see, our farro is cooked, and to test it you just
give it a quick try, and see if it will feel
soft, kind of like rice. Now it is ready. And all you have to do
it turn off the heat and drain off any excess water. You give it a quick stir. Now that all of our ingredients are ready, all we have to do is slice our chicken. Another essential tip for moist chicken is to make sure you cut
it against the grain before and after cooking. To assemble, let’s start with a scoop
of the farro into the bowl. Then we top it with our
grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, a little
red onion, tzatziki sauce, and a sprinkle of feta. I’m also getting a little fancy
with some fresh chopped dill and a squeeze of lemon. I’m also gonna show you how
I prep these gorgeous bowls in meal prep containers, but first, (drawer sliding)
(cutlery clinking) time to try it. A complete meal in one bowl. All the fresh veggies with
the tzatziki, the farro. It is so refreshing, and the chicken, mm-mm, it’s perfectly cooked. Now I’m one of those people
that loves the meal prep, and this recipe is killer for that. In a glass meal prep container, I’m going to layer the farro, top it with chicken, tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, olives, and feta. While some of these ingredients
are eaten cold in the bowl, I don’t mind the taste of them when they’re warmed up in the microwave. However, you can totally
skip warming up this meal and eat at room temperature, or right out of the fridge, like a salad. I’m gonna pack this tzatziki
in a sauce container, and lunch is ready. I hope you enjoy making lunch with me, and make sure to check out Bob’s Red Mill Ancient Grain
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3 thoughts on “Mediterranean Chicken Farro Bowls | Healthy Meal Prep Idea

  1. This looks so delicious, I love Mediterranean flavors. I bet this would work as an Instant Pot meal as well; farro, water or stock, and chicken in the Instant Pot with a timer to match dinner time. One would just need to check that the farro and chicken will both be cooked to the desired doneness at the same time.

  2. I left my very interesting video to follow your ad here. Still drooling 🤤😅. Zero regrets. 😌
    Excited to make this recipe in a few days! Thanks!💜🌟🦋

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