Healthy-Chicken Quinoa Bowl

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This healthy chicken quinoa bowl recipe can be easily customized/quantified as per individual requirement by adding more or less chicken or quinoa to the bowl!

You can marinate the chicken, a day prior to cooking and refrigerate, thaw when required and cook. Again you can prepare quinoa a day in advance and use it the next day so following a quantified diet becomes easy with little planning and preparation. It’s takes less than 15 minutes to make this bowl, if you have pre-marinated chicken and cooked quinoa ready.

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Makes 2 bowls of chicken quinoa
Course : Lunch/Dinner
Difficulty level : Medium
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Good to Know

Quinoa is a tiny edible seed and has a dense nutrient profile. It is said to be one of the few plants that contain all nine essential amino acids.

Ingredients

300 gm Boneless chicken pieces
2 cup cooked Quinoa
3 tsp curd
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp cooking oil
A bunch of fresh Cilantro/Coriander leaves
1 tsp salt or to taste
Ingredients
Cooked Quinoa

Method

For the marinade

  1. Wash the chicken pieces and place them in a big bowl.
  2. Add curd, garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ground cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, lemon juice and chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
  3. Mix well and marinate for minimum 30 minutes or keep the marinade in the refrigerator to be used next day.

Cooking Instructions

  • Cook Quinoa : Combine the rinsed quinoa and water in a pan. Bring it to boil and reduce the flame. Let it simmer and cook on low or medium flame until the quinoa absorbs the water. cover and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will allow the quinoa to fluff up. Once cooked, keep aside.

1.Heat a pan/kadhai and add 2 tsp cooking oil, add marinated chicken pieces.

2. Stir and cover the pan, cook for 3-4 minutes.

3. After 3-4 minutes, you will notice that it is partially cooked and has a gravy now! Mix well and cook covered for another 4-5 minutes. Check whether the chicken is nicely cooked, if required cook it for few more minutes. (Don’t overcook or it will become chewy and dry)

4. Remove the lid, and cook on high flame to quickly reduce the gravy. We do not want our chicken to be completely dry, remove from flame when little moist and has very little gravy left, just good enough to coat it well.

5. Serve hot along with quinoa and raw onion rings.

Healthy-Chicken quinoa bowl
Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa Salad Meal

Protein Packed Quinoa Salad Meal

 

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Quinoa Salad Meal
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Serves 1 (as a meal)
Cuisine: Continental
Course: Lunch/Dinner/Salad
Difficulty level : Medium
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IngredientsQty
Quinoa1 cup cooked
Mixed Coloured capsicum (Red, yellow, green capsicum)1/2 cup
Black chickpeas (kala chana)1/4th cup Boiled
White chickpeas/Garbanjo beans(kabuli chana)1/4th cup Boiled
Cottage Cheese (Paneer)½ cup
Pomegranate seeds½ cup
Lemon Juice2-3 tsp
Olive oil2 tsp
Chat Masala and or Black salt to taste
Ingredients

Method

1. Cook Quinoa : Combine the rinsed quinoa and water in a pan. Bring it to boil and reduce the flame. Let it simmer and cook on low or medium flame until the quinoa absorbs the water. cover and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will allow the quinoa to fluff up.

Cooked Quinoa

2. In a pan add 2 tsp olive oil, mixed coloured capsicum, cottage cheese(Paneer), boiled black chickpeas(kala chana), boiled Garbanjo beans (Kabuli chana) and sauté for 3-5 minutes. let it cool and put it in a serving bowl.

3. Add cooked quinoa, Pomegranate seeds, lemon juice, chat masala and black salt to the bowl.

4. Toss well and serve.

You may add your favourite salad dressing to the salad to suit your taste.

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