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Tabbouleh and Chicken

Near East Tabouleh Grain Salad and Middle Eastern Chicken Breast

Near East and Grace
This combination of the classic Middle Eastern salad called Tabouleh and Middle Eastern Chicken Breast makes for a divine dinner! Enjoy this taste of the Middle East!
Prep Time 5 mins
Resting and Chilling Time for Tabouleh 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle East
Servings 4 people


  • 1 box Near East Whole Grain Tabouleh
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 cup Italian parsley minced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Za'atar
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 ts salt (for chicken) plus additional if needed for the tabouleh
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil split (1 tablespoon for the tabouleh, 2 tablespoon for the chicken)


  • To make the Near East Tabouleh, combine the contents of the box in a medium saucepan. You will combine the wheat and the contents of the Spice packet. Add 1 cup of boiling water, stir. Cover, and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.
    Near East Tabouleh
  • Stir in your chopped tomato, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and your minced parsley. Mix well. Cover, then chill approximately 1 hr. Taste, and add additional salt if needed to suit your tastes.
    Near East Tabouleh
  • While the tabouleh is chilling, mix the salt, sumac, and Za'atar in a small bowl. PLEASE NOTE: If the Za'atar you are using contains salt, you may want to cut back a little on the additional salt this recipe calls for.
    sumac za'atar and salt
  • Using the mix of sumac, Za'atar, and salt (if used), season your chicken breasts on both sides.
  • Heat up 2 tablespoon in your skillet until hot, on med high heat. Add your chicken breasts, and fry both sides each approximately 5-6 minutes or until cooked. If the breasts are thick, you may need to fry them for longer. Once cooked, allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes.
    Tabouleh and chicken


Serve the chilled tabouleh salad, with the cooked chicken breasts for a delicious taste of the Middle East!  There are so many delicious spices and flavors in this meal to enjoy!  You may also desire to serve this with some pita bread or a green salad for a complete and fantastic meal!
Keyword Chicken, grainsalad, tabouleh
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