Chicken Quinoa Bowl Recipe

This Chicken Quinoa Bowl is the perfect recipe for a healthy lunch or dinner. Sauteed juicy chicken on a bed of fluffy quinoa topped with sauteed butter corn, spinach, feta and tomatoes then drizzled with lime juice. This hearty quinoa bowl is ready in just 30 minutes.

This recipe was inspired by our Quinoa Spinach Salad and our Simple Taco Bowl Recipe. A combination of healthy meets hearty in a bowl – SO GOOD!

Quinoa bowl loaded with chicken, corn, avocado, tomato, and Feta cheese.

what is quinoa?

I love the fluffy taste of quinoa. Quinoa is a plant grown as a crop for its edible seed which are rich in protein vitamins and mineral. Quinoa has a slightly nutty taste and is something between barley and rice though much lighter and healthier.

Though the possibilities and ideas are endless for a quinoa bowl, we absolutely love this combination. The chicken adds a heartiness that will make this a wonderful dinner and the corn, avocado and spinach give it the feel of a salad. Truly a wonderful combination.

A bowl loaded with quinoa, sliced chicken, tomatoes, corn, and avocado!

how to make chicken quinoa bowl-

Cook quinoa. Cook the quinoa according to package instruction. Once cooked, fluff with a fork and cover to keep warm.

Season chicken. Combine the ingredients for the seasoning. Beat the chicken until even in thickness, season generously on both sides.

Cook chicken. Add oil to skillet, once hot, cook chicken on both sides until fully cooked. Remove chicken from skillet and cover to keep warm.

Cook corn. Add butter to the skillet and cook corn over high heat until corn start to become crispy.

How to make a quinoa bowl with quinoa, seasoned chicken and sauteed corn.

Assemble Chicken Quinoa Bowl-

  1. Cube or half the tomatoes. Slice or cube the avocado.
  2. Divide the warm quinoa, corn, tomatoes, avocados, feta and spinach between the bowls.
  3. Slice or cube the chicken breasts and add to the quinoa bowl.
  4. Drizzle lime over everything. TIP: You can drizzle olive oil over everything as well, if desired.
  5. Gently toss and ENJOY!

A simple quinoa bowl made with seasoned chicken and corn, tomatoes and Feta cheese. A light and healthy dinner loaded with flavors!So, true story! I just learned to enjoy quinoa like a year ago, SIGH. I’m very old fashion and a creature of nature. I like to stick to the same ingredients that are “safe”.  The kids are just now coming around to eating quinoa.

I prepared this bowl for the kids. Theirs only had he quinoa, chicken and corn (and shredded Mexican cheese) and surprisingly – they enjoyed the dish. I wish we would have started to enjoy this seed sooner, but, hey better late than never ;).

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5 from 4 votes

Chicken Quinoa Bowl Recipe

Loaded quinoa bowl with juicy chicken, avocado, corn, tomato, feta cheese and spinach drizzled with fresh lime juice. This is the perfect healthy dinner or hearty lunch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa bowl
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, lightly packed
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

chicken seasoning-

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and cover to keep warm.
  • Beat the chicken until even in thickness. In a bowl, combine seasonings for chicken. Season the chicken on both sides.
  • Over high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Sear chicken 2 minutes per both sides. Turn heat down to low, close lid of the skillet and cook another 5-6 minutes, until chicken is tender and fully cooked. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
  • In the skillet, saute corn with 1 Tbsp butter until crispy.
  • Cut the tomatoes and slice the avocado. Slice the chicken breast into thin slices.
  • Add quinoa to a bowl, top with chicken, corn, tomatoes, avocado, and feta cheese and spinach.
  • Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Quinoa Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 572mg25%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 8 Comments
  • Eve 01/22/2020, 10:42 pm Link Reply

    Another delicious recipe from Valentinas Corner! Thanks for sharing this easy, yummy and healthy bowl recipe! 🤗

    • Valentina's Corner 01/23/2020, 11:23 am Link Reply

      Awww, so sweet. Thank you Eve. I’m so glad you enjoyed the Quinoa Bowl. Thanks for visiting our online home and trying our recipe:).

  • Betsy 01/11/2020, 4:02 pm Link Reply

    I love that you use corn in your quinoa bowl. I can’t do beans anymore because of dietary restrictions and I like to use corn instead for myself as it adds a dimension of flavor that is lacking if there are no beans. Perfect proportions. Delicious.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/11/2020, 9:16 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Betsy. I’m so glad you enjoyed the quinoa bowl.

  • Jen 01/11/2020, 12:14 pm Link Reply

    I love a meal that can be customized to everyone’s difference tastes. It makes it easier feeding the family. This was delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/11/2020, 1:38 pm Link Reply

      That’s a great way of putting it. I especially love that this can be made for a few meals and taken to lunch throughout the week.

  • Alli 01/11/2020, 12:25 am Link Reply

    I have been on a bowl kick lately. So I had to try this one. It is so good. I love the sweetness of the corn with all the other savory flavors.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/11/2020, 10:56 am Link Reply

      The corn really does add so much flavor to the quinoa bowl.

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