Chicken Bowl

2 Servings
25 min

This is my all time favorite meal! It is quick, healthy, easy to make, and so yummy. I always recommend this dish to people who are new to cooking or trying to eat healthy.


This meal has a nice balance of protein, veggies, healthy fats, and carbs. It is a great pre or post workout meal, and super easy to prep in advance.


I find that the flavors go very nicely together, but you can always substitute the balsamic for another dressing or change up the seasoning on the chicken.


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Recipe details

  • 2  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 cups of arugula
  • 2 tbsp Greek seasoning
  • 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 red onion
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the Quinoa

Bring a pot of 1 1/4 cups of lightly salted water to a boil then add 1 cup of quinoa
Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for approximately 10 - 15 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender
Once it is cooked, add freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon and season with salt & pepper
Set aside and mix in some feta cheese before serving

For the Chicken

Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan on medium
Pat the chicken dry with paper towel then season with your Greek seasoning
Once the oil is heated, add the chicken breast and cover the pan with a lid
Cook the chicken according to size. For a thin chicken breast, 2-4 minutes per side and for a larger breast 5-8 minutes per side until fully cooked through.
Let rest for 1-2 minutes before slicing

For the Salad

Dice the avocado and slice the red onion
Add the avocado, onions, and feta cheese to the arugula
Dress with balsamic vinegar dressing and season with salt & pepper to taste

Tips

  • Use chicken stock instead of water for the quinoa to add more flavor
  • I use pre-bought Greek seasoning, but you can always mix your own using salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, basil, and dill
  • I like to slice my chicken breasts in half, or use thin breasts, so that they cook in the pan quicker

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