EASY Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowl

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 4
EASY Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Health Highlights

Ingredients


3 chicken breast (196 g) Chicken breast, boneless, skinless, grilled (shredded)
1 tsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 pinch Salt and pepper
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
2 cup Water
3/4 cup Hot sauce
2 tbsp Greek yogurt, plain, 1% M.F.
4 cup shredded Lettuce, looseleaf
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
2 avocado(s) Avocado (sliced)
1/3 cup Red onion (sliced)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (diced)

Instructions


  1. To bake the chicken:
    1. Preheat oven to 400F (204C)
    2. Marinate chicken breast with your choice of seasoning, or add a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper
    3. Place chicken on a lightly greased baking dish
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 22-26 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F (74C)
    5. Remove chicken from oven and let sit for 5 minutes, use 2 forks and shred chicken
  2.  In a medium saucepan, add quinoa and water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the quinoa sit there for 5 minutes. Then fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  3. In the meantime, add shredded chicken, hot sauce, and plain greek yogurt to a medium bowl. Mix everything together and make sure all the chicken is coated with the sauce.
  4.  Assemble the bowls. Add ¾ cup of quinoa, ¾ cup of lettuce, ½ cup of the buffalo chicken mixture, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, sliced red onion, and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

Notes:

Nutrition Highlights

  • Chicken is a great source of lean protein which aids in muscle growth and repair

  


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 615
Calories from fat 242
Calories from saturated fat 41
Total Fat 26.9 g
Saturated Fat 4.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.2 g
Cholesterol 125 mg
Sodium 1467 mg
Potassium 1319 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 12.9 g
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 56 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 2.1
Meat 2.0
Vegetables 2.7

Energy sources


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