Jason’s recipe is “all Greek to me” – Greek chicken kabobs, cauliflower rice & butternut squash fries

March 18, 2024

If I were fortunate enough to travel there, and someone even attempted to hand me a return ticket, I would punch them in the face…repeatedly. If I had a job playing cover tunes on the piano with all the free Greek cuisine I could eat, and I received a call saying my family was being held hostage and would be killed unless I returned, my response would be to tell them “You will be missed.” When the bar owner asked me who called, I would have said “Wrong number…who wants to hear Blue Suede Shoes?” So, as I think we can all agree here, Mitch is an idiot.

My stupid bank account won’t allow for a trip there currently, so cooking some greek inspired meals will have to do.  I won’t attempt one of the fresh seafood dishes, as I believe that can only be experienced while basking in the warm sun and feeling the cool breeze off the Mediterranean Sea. I can use greek seasonings and some cooking techniques to somewhat replicate a fantasy world where I am there, even if the ingredients are neither exotic or technically a local feature.

I decided to make Mediterranean chicken kabobs, only without the kabobs themselves. I know, I know, that doesn’t make a lot of sense.  In my defense, I was dealing with what I had on hand, and compared to Mitch’s decision to return to (checks notes) a cold, rainy, and polluted city whose name doesn’t really matter as they are all the same, my decision to make kabobless kabobs is a far better choice.

I made butternut squash Parmesan fries for the first time as a side for this meal, and they were delicious beyond expectation. Do yourself a favor and include them in your meal plans. You will not regret it.

Of course, there probably isn’t any decision in your life you would regret more than when Mitch left Greece, but that goes without saying. Make this, enjoy it, and if you ever find yourself in a piano bar located in paradise, just don’t bother answering the phone. Or even owning one, for that matter.

Greek chicken kabobs with cauliflower rice and butternut squash fries

Kabob Ingredients:

2 lbs ground chicken

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper, turmeric, onion and garlic powder, marjoram, dried chives, cilantro, and cumin

2 tbsp grass fed plain greek yogurt

1 egg

2 tbsp tomato paste

Rice ingredients:

1 large package frozen cauliflower rice

2 tbsp avocado oil

Sea salt and pepper to taste

1 cup grass fed greek yogurt

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 package mushrooms, sliced

4 oz grass fed cream cheese

Butternut squash fries:

1 butternut squash, peeled and seeded, cut into fries

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp oregano, smoked paprika, onion powder

1/4 tsp chili flakes if you want some heat

1 to 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese


For the kabobs, mix all the ingredients in a bowl, shape into oval flat shapes, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper hit with a bit on non-stick spray:

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