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Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Olives, cucumber, roasted red peppers and spices come together magically in this healthy chicken quinoa bowl recipe. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Servings

4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 17-ounce jar roasted red peppers, rinsed
  • 1/4cup slivered almonds
  • 4tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/4cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place on the prepared baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165°F, 14 to 18 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and slice or shred.
  3. Meanwhile, place peppers, almonds, 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, paprika, cumin and crushed red pepper (if using) in a mini food processor. Puree until fairly smooth.
  4. Combine quinoa, olives, red onion and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.
  5. To serve, divide the quinoa mixture among 4 bowls and top with equal amounts of cucumber, the chicken and the red pepper sauce. Sprinkle with feta and parsley.

Tips

Prepare chicken (Step 2), red pepper sauce (Step 3) and quinoa (Step 4); refrigerate in separate containers. Assemble just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 519kcal
Carbohydrate Total 31g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 91mg
Sodium 684mg
Protein 34g
Potassium 686mg
Calcium 113mg
Folate 62mcg
Omega-6 3g
Vitamin E 7mg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 12mg