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Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This recipe is super easy, especially if you have leftover chicken you need to use up. This one pot meal combines whole grains, lean protein, and vegetables, making it low in fat and high in fiber. I made this for myself and my fiancée for dinner tonight and there is enough left for both of us to eat for lunch tomorrow 😄

Ingredients:

1 Boneless Skinless Chicken breast, Cooked and Diced*

1 Large Sweet Potato

1 Can Low Sodium Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed

1 Cup Dry Uncooked Quinoa

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1/4 Cup Orange Juice

1 Cup Raw Baby Spinach

Dash of Salt

Cook quinoa according to package directions. While quinoa is cooking, stab holes in your sweet potato with a fork and cook in the microwave on high for about 8 minutes. Make sure you let the sweet potato cool down for a few minutes and then peel and dice into square inches. When quinoa is finished cooking add the beans, chicken breast, cumin, black pepper and orange juice. Mix thoroughly. Make sure the quinoa mixture is still warm and add the spinach and fold in until spinach shrinks and becomes wilted. Add the sweet potatoes and a dash of salt if needed.

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*I baked my chicken breasts with orange juice, cumin, and a dash of salt and pepper using this method: http://www.livestrong.com/article/498487-how-to-bake-boneless-skinless-chicken-breasts-in-the-oven-and-keep-them-tender/

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  1. anna
    March 23, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    a must try.

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