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Chicken Spanakorizo

Chicken Spanakorizo with Feta and Kalamata Olives

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You may have heard of Greek spanakopita, a stuffed pastry made with phyllo dough and spinach-feta filling. Here, we’re embracing the same flavors with spanakorizo, which means “spinach rice.” Chicken breasts are seared, then chopped and stirred into an aromatic combination of white rice, garlicky spinach, feta, and Kalamata olives. Lemon wedges and fragrant parsley add the final flourishes to this comforting one-pot dinner. 

  • Stovetop Only
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
easy
  • Calories 850
  • Protein 50g
  • Total Carb 70g
  • Total Fat 41g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • crumbled feta cheese
    • 2 ounces
    • crumbled feta cheese
  • ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon
    • ground cumin
  • white rice
    • 3/4 cup
    • white rice
  • parsley
    • 1/8 ounce
    • parsley
  • dill
    • 1/8 ounce
    • dill
  • garlic
    • 2 cloves
    • garlic
  • lemon
    • 1
    • lemon
  • chicken stock
    • 8 ounces
    • chicken stock
  • yellow onion
    • 1
    • yellow onion
  • boneless chicken breasts
    • 2
    • boneless chicken breasts
  • baby spinach
    • 5 ounces
    • baby spinach
  • Kalamata olives
    • 1 ounce
    • Kalamata olives

What You’ll Need

  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 8" medium pot with lid

Allergens

Cooking Steps

  1. Cook chicken

    Cook chicken

    Pat chicken dry with paper towel and season all over with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add chicken and sear until cooked through and no longer pink, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. Reserve fat in pot, off heat, for Step 3.

  2. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    While chicken cooks, rinse all produce. Roughly chop dill and parsley leaves, keeping herbs separate and discarding stems. Roughly chop olives. If you have a microplane or zester on hand and want to infuse your rice with even more flavor, rinse and zest up to ½ lemon. Then, halve lemon. Peel onion, halve, and cut into small dice. Mince garlic.

  3. Sauté spinach

    Sauté spinach

    Return pot from chicken to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When oil is shimmering, add cumin, onion, and garlic and sauté, stirring, until fragrant and beginning to brown, 3-4 minutes. Add spinach and stir to wilt, 2-3 minutes more.

  4. Cook rice

    Cook rice

    Add rice to pot with spinach and stir to combine. Add stock, ¼ cup water, and ½ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium low, cover pot, and simmer until liquid is fully absorbed and rice is tender, 10-12 minutes.

  5. Finish spanakorizo

    Finish spanakorizo

    While rice cooks, roughly chop chicken or shred using 2 forks, discarding skin (the skin helped keep the chicken moist as it cooked, but could create a chewier texture in your rice, so we recommend removing it). Once rice is cooked, remove pot from heat. Stir in shredded chicken, along with feta, dill, olives, lemon zest (if using), and juice of ½ lemon. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

  6. Plate chicken spanakorizo

    Plate chicken spanakorizo

    Cut remaining lemon into wedges for serving. Divide chicken spanakorizo between serving plates, garnish with parsley, and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over. Enjoy!

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