Fast and Filling Chicken Moussaka Recipe

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If you had a chance to explore Middle Eastern cuisine or the dishes popular in Balkan countries, you’ve probably heard about moussaka. This tasty dish has a lot of varieties, but most of them are potato or eggplant-based and contain layers of veggies and meat covered with either eggs or flour-based sauce.

Moussaka is one of those dishes that you shouldn’t just try, but one you should also try to make yourself. It is fast and simple to cook, and you will end up with a filling dish that also makes great leftovers. Check out the recipe below.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 tablespoons rice
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning blend
  • salt, pepper


  1. Clean the chicken breast and then cut it as small as possible. You can even grind it.
  2. Brush a pan with some vegetable oil and sauté the onion you’ve previously cleaned and chopped to bits.
  3. Add chicken, salt, and pepper to taste, and add seasoning blend.
  4. Cook the chicken on slow heat until it gets tender, and then add rice you’ve previously cleaned and washed. Keep on heat for one more minute while continuously stirring.
  5. Peel the potato and zucchini and cut them into thin slices.
  6. Take a baking pan and brush with olive oil. Line it with half of the potato and zucchini before adding cooked chicken. Top with another layer of potato and zucchini.
  7. Add enough water to cover the top layer. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and then bake for one hour in an oven preheated to 480F.
  8. Whisk eggs, flour, and yogurt in a bowl. Take out the moussaka from the oven, remove the foil, and pour the mixture over it.
  9. Bake for 10 more minutes before letting it sit for a bit on the counter.
  10. Cut to rectangles, get yourself a piece, and dig in.