Healthy Green Quinoa Bowls with Chicken

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Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

So Will and I are trying to decide where to go on holiday this year. Last year we went on the most insanely brilliant holiday to California and had an unbelievably wonderful time. I miss it so much, San Francisco is my favourite city ever!

So now we’re trying to decide how we can possibly have a holiday that can live up to that. The answer is we probably can’t. But we’re going to give it a good old try.

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

So where shall we go? We’re thinking maybe South Africa. Somewhere in Europe? Barcelona or Berlin or Croatia. There’s just so many places!

Anyway, I realise this is not actually a problem at all but a very exciting situation that I cannot wait to resolve so I can start getting excited about holiday!

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

Anyway, on to this nice healthy recipe! It’s not very often we eat dinners like this.

Mostly we eat what I would describe as carbs and comfort food. I’m all about pasta and polenta and any other carb. We eat lots of veg too but it’s usually surrounded by cheese and on top of lots of yummy stodge.

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

These green quinoa bowls are a nice healthy break from that tradition!

My favourite thing about them is all the blended up herbs which get stirred into the quinoa. It’s such a delicious way to give flavour to an otherwise bland grain.

We used a mixture of dill, mint and chives blended together with a garlic clove and a little oil to get an incredible herby paste. Then I stirred it through the cooked quinoa just before serving and it just looked so lovely and vibrant and tasted amazing.

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

Add to that some Brussel’s sprouts fried with shallots, balsamic and a handful of spinach thrown in at the end  and top with a griddled chicken breast and you’ve got yourself one delicious, healthy green quinoa bowl!

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

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If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!

Healthy Green Quinoa Bowls with Chicken

Looking for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner? These healthy green quinoa bowls topped with chicken are the perfect thing!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories: 618kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 170 g Quinoa cooked
  • 2 Chicken Breasts pounded until thin
  • 2 small Lemons
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 100 g Brussels Sprouts chopped
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 150 g Spinach Leaves
  • Large bunch Mixed Fresh Herbs (we used dill, mint and chives)
  • 1 cloves Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Place the fresh herbs, garlic clove, juice of one of the lemons and a tablespoon of olive oil into a food processor and mix to a paste. Stir through the quinoa and set aside ready for serving.
  • Coat the pounded chicken breasts with a tablespoon of the olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Heat a griddle over a medium high heat and then griddle the chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through and browned.
  • While the chicken is cooking heat the other tablespoon of oil in a frying pan or skillet and add the Brussels sprouts and shallot and saute for 5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook until the sprouts are cooked with a little bit of a bite left. Add the spinach and let it wilt before removing from the heat. 
  • Split the quinoa between two bowls. Slice the chicken breasts and place on top of the quinoa along with a helping of the sprouts and spinach mixture. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over the top.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Green Quinoa Bowls with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 1927mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 2g
Protein 63g 126%
Vitamin A 149.6%
Vitamin C 81.5%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 41.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Szilvia Joo
    20/04/2017 at 11:48 AM


    Good looking food, must be tasty!

  • Reply
    Emily
    27/08/2017 at 11:10 AM


    I love the sound of this, what a great weeknight dinner!

  • Reply
    Calleigh - TheForkBite
    27/08/2017 at 12:06 PM

    This is perfect because life is fast-paced no matter how you try to slow it down, we’ve been looking for shortcuts to dinner. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    27/08/2017 at 3:02 PM

    This is a gorgeous meal, I love the bright green quinoa!

  • Reply
    Ginny
    27/08/2017 at 4:24 PM


    I loved how you turned the quinoa green. The ingredients sound delicious!

  • Reply
    One Delightful Life
    27/08/2017 at 4:58 PM


    Looks lean, healthy, and packed with fresh flavors!

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