Mediterranean Ground Chicken Recipe for Meal Prep or Quick Dinners by 30Seconds Food

Mediterranean Ground Chicken Recipe for Meal Prep or Quick Dinners

Ground chicken is an ingredient that's gaining popularity over ground beef. Ground chicken is inexpensive, cooks quickly, is versatile, lower in fat and tastes amazing. This easy Mediterranean-inspired ground chicken recipe can be prepared and used in your meal prep lunches or dinners, or served over whatever you like for lunch or dinner.

The gluten-free ground chicken is quickly cooked along with onion and seasonings in one pan in less than 10 minutes. Here are the ingredients you need to gather to make this savory, seasoned chicken: olive oil, ground chicken, onion, fresh parsley, dried oregano, garlic powder, ground coriander, ground cumin and a lemon to juice and zest.

If using for meal prep, cool the chicken then pack in containers with a grain, fresh vegetables or even pita bread to make a wrap. If serving for dinner, spoon it hot over grains, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes or salad greens. You could also make wraps or tacos, use it as a pizza topping, stir into pasta or toss it in a buddha, protein or grain bowl

How will you use it? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Cuisine: Mediterranean / Greek / American
Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • This recipe could also be made with ground turkey.
  • Store the cooked chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Fresh is best when it comes to lemon juice, so squeeze it fresh if you can. In a pinch, you could use bottled lemon juice.
  • For some heat, add some crushed red pepper flakes.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add the ground chicken, onion, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, coriander and cumin. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  2. Cook, breaking up the meat as you stir, until chicken is just cooked through. 
  3. Stir in the lemon juice and zest. If using for meal-prep containers, cool before packing. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 471

Total Fat: 27g

Saturated Fat: 7.3g

Cholesterol: 257mg

Sodium: 203mg

Total Carbohydrate: 5.3g

Dietary Fiber: 2.1g

Total Sugars: 1.2g

Protein: 53.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 82mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 1832mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a fabulous idea. I am a huge fan of ground chicken and turkey (I find ground chicken to be a bit more juicy than turkey). I use ground chicken in place of ground beef often, such as in chilis and soups, as I find it to be leaner without sacrificing taste. Love this recipe! Donna John Jan Mostrom

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