Za'atar Chicken Tenders & Bulgur Bowls
with cucumber and chopped olives
Get ready for Middle Eastern-inspired flavours with this healthy chicken bowl. Fluffy bulgur, briny chopped olives, juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumber make for a filling and delicious dinner, while za'atar spices add toasty, tangy flair.
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Za'atar Spice Blend
Feta Cheese, crumbled
White Wine Vinegar
Mediterranean Spice Blend
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Add 3/4 cup (1 1/2 cups) water and 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) salt to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, peel, then mince or grate garlic. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise, then into 1/4-inch half-moons. Drain, then roughly chop olives. Cut tomato into 1/4-inch pieces. Zest, then juice half the lemon (whole lemon for 4 ppl). Cut any remaining lemon into wedges.
Add garlic and bulgur to the boiling water. Stir to combine, then remove from heat. Cover and let stand, until bulgur is tender and liquid is absorbed, 15-16 min.
Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season with Mediterranean Spice Blend, 1 tsp (2 tsp) Za'atar Spice Blend, salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then chicken. Sear until golden-brown, 1-2 min per side. Transfer chicken to an unlined baking sheet. Roast in the middle of the oven, until cooked through,10-12 min.**
Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar, remaining Za'atar Spice Blend, 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) lemon juice, 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) lemon zest, 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) sugar, 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) oil and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
When bulgur is done, fluff with a fork. Add olives, cucumber, tomatoes and half the dressing to the pot. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine.
Thinly slice chicken.Divide bulgur salad between plates, then top with chicken.Drizzle remaining dressing over salad.Sprinkle feta over top.Squeeze a lemon wedge over top, if desired.
If you've opted to get chicken tenders, prepare and sear them in the same way the recipe instructs you to prepare and sear the chicken breast, then decrease the bake time to 10-12 min**