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Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken and Tabouleh

Sometimes you need a break from pasta and rice, and bulger is just that.  It also plays homage to my middle eastern roots.  This is a quick recipe that can be a weekday dinner ready to serve in 30min or less (closer to 20).  Depending on how dry you like your chicken (kidding).  Those that know me know, that I like no traces of pink, to the point of taking a perfectly BBQed chicken and sticking it in the microwave to ensure that any remaining moisture is sucked out of it.

This recipe was adapted from Canadian Living.  Love them!

Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken

  • 3-4 chicken breasts, or 6-8 thighs
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1/2 tsp coriander, salt and pepper
  • a shake of cinnamon and cloves (1/8 tsp or so)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced in press
  1. Mix all the of the above in a bowl with the chicken and let it marinate while the bulger is cooking


  • 1.5 cups bulger
  • 1 cup chopped curly parsley
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 c lemon juice ( I use the bottled kind, but I am sure the real thing is better)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. Boil 3 cups of water and add it to a large bowl with the bulger let stand for 15 min, drain any remaining water and return to bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients and toss.
  2. Place chicken on bbq (spray with Pam first to prevent sticking) and grill till cooked through.

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