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Roast-Chicken Grain Bowl


This recipe leaves little to waste by employing the beet greens in the bulgur and the pan drippings in the vinaigrette. Substitute shredded kale if using loose beets.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2016


  • 10 lemon slices (from 1 1/2 lemons), plus 1 tablespoon fresh juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken-breast halves (2 1/4 pounds total)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup medium-grind bulgur
  • 1 small bunch beets, bulbs peeled and grated, tops shredded
  • 2 shallots, halved and thinly sliced (a heaping 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated (2 cups)
  • Greek yogurt, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place lemon slices on a rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with oil. Top with chicken; season with salt and pepper. Roast until a thermometer inserted into thickest parts of chicken (avoiding bones) registers 160 degrees, 30 minutes. Whisk 1 tablespoon water into pan juices; reserve. Meanwhile, place bulgur and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl; add boiling water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and let stand until tender, 20 minutes. Drain.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add beet tops, shallots, and a pinch of salt; cook 3 minutes. Stir in bulgur. In a bowl, combine lemon juice and Dijon; whisk in reserved pan juices. Season with salt and pepper. Remove chicken from bones; slice. Divide bulgur mixture among bowls; top with carrots, grated beets, yogurt, and chicken. Drizzle with dressing and serve.

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  • MS112623107
    22 APR, 2017
    This dish is healthy and very flavorful! One of my favorites and I've made it 3 times already. I subs[filtered]uted it with quinoa and it turned out beautifully.