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.
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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.
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.
Assemble Chicken Quinoa Bowl-
- Cube or half the tomatoes. Slice or cube the avocado.
- Divide the warm quinoa, corn, tomatoes, avocados, feta and spinach between the bowls.
- Slice or cube the chicken breasts and add to the quinoa bowl.
- Drizzle lime over everything. TIP: You can drizzle olive oil over everything as well, if desired.
- Gently toss and ENJOY!
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 ;).
try these simple dinner ideas:
- Chicken Wraps Recipe– perfect for lunch or light dinner.
- Chicken with Creamy Mac and Cheese– a favorite with the kids.
- Vegetable Beef Stir Fry- If you like stir fry.
- 30-Minute One-Pan Lemon Chicken– the sauce is bomb!
Chicken Quinoa Bowl Recipe
- Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and cover to keep warm.
- 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. Drizzle fresh lime over everything, optional.