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Lebanese chicken and tabbouleh

Eating healthy does not mean eating bland and boring. At Cave Athletics we let our members know that a sustainable nutrition plan is a delicious one.


Looking for a fresh and flavorful meal that's packed with protein? Look no further than our Lebanese Chicken and Tabbouleh recipe! Marinated in a blend of aromatic herbs and spices, our tender grilled chicken is the perfect complement to a generous helping of tabbouleh - a light and refreshing salad made with bulgur wheat, fresh herbs, and juicy tomatoes. Not only is this dish bursting with bold flavors and satisfying textures, it's also a great source of lean protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. So why wait? Whip up a batch tonight and savor the taste of summer all year round!


Lebanese Chicken and Tabbouleh


Ingredients


Ingredients for Lebanese Chicken:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Tabbouleh:

  • 1 cup bulgur wheat

  • 2 cups fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions


  1. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture over the chicken breasts.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the tabbouleh. In a large bowl, soak the bulgur wheat in 2 cups of boiling water for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain any excess water.

  4. Add the parsley, mint, green onions, and tomatoes to the bowl with the bulgur wheat. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the tabbouleh and stir until everything is well combined.

  5. Serve the cooked chicken breasts with a generous helping of tabbouleh on the side.

Serving size for a main course meal is around 4-6 ounces of protein (chicken) and 1 cup of tabbouleh salad. It's important to note that serving sizes can vary depending on your specific dietary needs and goals.


Here's the breakdown of calories and macronutrients for the Lebanese Chicken and Tabbouleh recipe:

  • Calories: 415 per serving

  • Protein: 36g

  • Carbohydrates: 29g

  • Fat: 18g

  • Fiber: 7g

This dish is not only delicious but also nutritious, providing a great balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. The chicken is a great source of lean protein, while the tabbouleh is loaded with fiber-rich vegetables and healthy fats from the olive oil. It's a perfect meal for those looking to stay healthy and energized throughout the day.




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