High Protein Chicken Quinoa Bowl + Macros

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This high protein chicken and quinoa bowl is perfect for meal prep!

I received complimentary bone broth from Pacific Foods via my partnership with Mambo Sprouts. As always, all opinions are my own. Full PR & Disclosure here

Give me a simple meal that is full of flavor and packed with protein and I’m a happy girl.

As a mom of 2 little ones with a non-stop schedule around school, daycare and my fitness business, I am always looking for health-conscious meals that are tasty and easy to make. Time is always in short supply so the less time it takes to make, the better!

To help me save time during the week I like to make a few staples in a larger batches so I can meal prep and have meals at my fingertips whenever I need them. High protein meals are my favorite because they help keep my hunger levels in check and increase muscle mass.

Organic chicken bone broth is perfect to sip or make quinoa with.

The high protein chicken and quinoa bowl recipe I’m about to share with you all is PERFECT for meal prep and packed with a ton of protein.

The base of this bowl recipe is quinoa but instead of making it with water which keeps it bland, I cook it with Pacific Foods’ Organic Bone Broth {chicken, unsalted}. It adds naturally occurring protein and amazing flavor! I really love this bone broth so much. It’s made with ingredients I can pronounce (water, chicken, onions, carrots, celery, spices, cider vinegar, rosemary extract – all organic) and it’s only 45 calories per cup. WIN!

Quinoa cooked with organic chicken bone broth.

To make the quinoa take 1 cup uncooked quinoa and rinse it well. Transfer it to a pot and add 1 1/2 cups Pacific Foods Organic Bone Broth. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for 10 minutes until all the broth is absorbed. Fluff with fork and set aside.

While the quinoa is cooking, grill or pan fry 2 chicken breasts with your favorite seasoning. Let rest 5 minutes when done cooking and then cut into bite sized pieces.

1 cup of dry quinoa equals 3 cups cooked!

Grab a bowl or your meal prep containers and add in 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked will yield 3 cups cooked), then lay 1/2 chicken breast on top. Top with diced red onions, tomatoes and sliced avocado. Drizzle balsamic all over and enjoy immediately or cover and refrigerate for later. *Note: if meal prepping, keep toppings separate until you warm quinoa and chicken and then add on top.

The MACRO BREAKDOWN for this meal is: 

  • PROTEIN: 28 grams
  • CARBS: 37 grams
  • FAT: 17 grams
  • CALORIES: 406
  • (Sodium is 134mg and sugars are 2g)

Not only is this a simple & delicious meal with tons of flavor, it’s also a meal that will keep you satiated for hours. Need more carbs? Up the quinoa to 1 cup. Want more protein?  Increase the serving size of chicken to 1 full breast. Want less fat, omit the balsamic.

Such a delicious bowl of high protein, healthy fat and complex carbs.

Want another cool meal you can have ready in less than 3 minutes?

Pacific Foods’ Bone Broth is also a traditional sipping broth! Just warm up a cup and sip like you would tea. You can add in sriracha for a spicy kick, turmeric for an antioxidant boost or lavender to relax. A little garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it before a meal. Bring it with you to work or the gym and just pour into a mug and warm in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

To learn more about Pacific Foods and their amazing bone broth flavors (like lemongrass, original and chamomile & lavender click here. You can also find them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

This chicken and quinoa bowl is packed with protein and perfect for lunches and meal prep.

High Protein Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Bone Broth
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic

Directions:

  1. Place 1 cup rinsed quinoa in large pot and add bone broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10-12 minutes, covered, until all broth is absorbed by quinoa. Remove from heat and fluff with fork.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, pan-fry or grill 2 chicken breasts. When done, let them cool for 5 minutes and slice.
  3. Scoop 3/4 cup quinoa in bowl and top with 1/2 chicken breast, 1/3 avocado slices, 1/2 oz red onion, 1/2 plum tomato and drizzle 1/2 Tablespoon of balsamic on top.
  4. Serve immediately or store in meal prep containers, keeping toppings separate from quinoa and chicken until ready to eat.

You know I love seeing all your food creations on Instagram, so don’t forget to tag me @BodyRebooted and let me know your favorite way to cook or sip bone broth?


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xo,Christina


2 Comments »

  1. Looks Delish! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Comment by Lisa Ellen Kimball — 6 November, 2018 @ 10:49 am

  2. It’s so easy to make and so yummy too!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 November, 2018 @ 8:56 am

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