Greek Chicken Bowl

September 2019 Update

I was eating a Greek-inspired rice bowl with chicken in it for dinner tonight and I recalled that I had a similar recipe here on the blog from way back when. I easily found it, so I decided to write up a few updates.

Since my husband and I both pay attention to our macros/calories these days (macros are more my focus/calories are more his, by the way), we eat a lot of chicken breast at meals. Chicken breast is such an awesome way to get protein with very little fat, and it’s so easy to flavor in so many ways. So yeah, we eat it a lot!

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza with Fontina

Disclosure: I recieved a lovely care package of products from Colavita, plus I am being compensated for my participation in the Italian Summer Grilling campaign; all opinions are 100% my own.

I’ve been using and enjoying Colavita olive oils and vinegars for years, so the decision to collaborate with them on a Italian Summer Grilling post was an easy one for me. They sent me a variety of beautiful products and asked me to create a recipe for the grill using at least five of the items.

colavita products

I came up with this Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza with Fontina, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes: it’s definitely a keeper.

Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza

Have you ever cooked pizza on the grill? It’s so quick, easy, and delicious, and makes a perfect summer meal. I’ve had a pizza stone like this one for a long time and I use it both in the oven and on the grill. This pizza was finished on the grill itself after cooking on the pizza stone.

For the chicken: I first marinated it, then cooked it on the grill before using it as one of the pizza toppings. Feel free to play around with the cheese in this recipe: I think a smoked mozzarella would be great. You can use be creative with vegetables, as well: adding some sliced cooked artichoke hearts or grilled eggplant would be perfect, I think.

You may use store-bought pizza dough or you can make one of Colavita’s pizza dough recipes: try the classic Fresh Pizza Dough or go for something more unique (and gluten free) with the Polenta Pizza Crust or the Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza

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A New Experience, Thai Chicken Curry, + Saturday Shares

Never in my life did I imagine that at 44 years old I would:

1. wear a singlet in public
2. lift weights in front of judges and a crowd of people

But last weekend I did just that when I competed in my first powerlifting meet.

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And I had a awesome day, you guys! I lifted well and I had a really great time. I very much look forward to doing it again. I’ll try to write more about the experience when I’ve had a little more time to process “all the feels”.

Now let’s talk about this Thai Chicken Curry recipe. It comes from The Real Food Cookbook: Traditional Dishes for Modern Cooks by Nina Planck. I received an advanced reading copy of this cookbook from the publisher a few months back, and I have tried a bunch of the recipes since then. In addition to this Thai Chicken Curry, my favorite recipes so far have been the Caesar Salad, the Ricotta Pesto, and the Fermented Ginger Ale. The Downy Vanilla Cheesecake is also terrific!

thai chicken curry | healthy green kitchen

I really like Nina’s writing. I enjoyed her book Real Food: What to Eat and Why(2008) very much, and was excited when I heard she was writing a cookbook. The great thing is this cookbook is not preachy or pretentious, and it’s filled with exactly the type of food that I like and want to eat: food that’s nourishing and immensely satisfying, without being fussy. You don’t have to go to the ends of the earth to find the ingredients needed to make the food in this book :)

My son proclaimed this his favorite Thai dish that I have cooked, and since I use Thai flavors a fair amount, I think that says a lot. FYI cold leftovers are quite wonderful!

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Feta, Pecans, and Raspberries

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kraft. I am being compensated to share my experiences with their product; all opinions are 100% my own. I adore salads and while I eat them just about every day, I rarely make the same salad twice. There are so many options when it comes to nutritious salads! In … Read more

Chicken, Endive, and Root Vegetable Soup with Endive Parsley Pesto

chicken soup with endive pesto

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Discover Endive. I have received two complimentary shipments of California endive over the last few months, and I am being compensated for my efforts to promote California endive; all opinions are 100% mine. Since becoming an “OnDiva” a few months back, I’ve explored many … Read more