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Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Packed with fresh Greek flavors, lean chicken and whole-grain quinoa, these nutritious bowls are a cinch to prep ahead of time. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Quinoa

1
cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2
cups water
Dash of salt

Salad

4
small cucumbers, diced (about 2 cups)
4
small tomatoes, diced
1/3
cup diced red onion
Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt to taste

Garlic-Yogurt Sauce

1
cup Yoplait® Greek 100 plain yogurt
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
Juice and grated peel of 1/2 lemon
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt to taste

Chicken

2
boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
tablespoon olive oil

Topping

1/4
cup chèvre (goat) cheese or feta cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Rinse quinoa well in mesh strainer; add to 1-quart saucepan with water and a dash of salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to simmer. Cover; cook about 20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand about 5 minutes before fluffing with fork.
  • 2
    In large bowl, toss Salad ingredients.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix Garlic-Yogurt Sauce ingredients.
  • 4
    Heat 8-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make thinner. Season breasts with salt and seasonings. Pour olive oil in skillet; add chicken. Cook about 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is golden and no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet to cutting board; let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  • 5
    Assemble in 4 bowls with quinoa on bottom; top with chicken, salad and a dollop of the sauce. Top with cheese, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • You can make all of the components for this meal ahead of time, reheating both the quinoa and chicken in the microwave, and assembling the bowls when ready to serve.
  • You could make these into vegetarian bowls by subbing out the chicken with a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas or white beans dressed with a little lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Potassium
920mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
10g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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