Quick & Healthy Chicken Bowls

I love to cook but I also don’t want to spend ALL day in the kitchen preparing and cooking meals. The other day I was hungry and when I get hungry hungry I want something quick with minimal effort but still healthy. So I whipped up this quick lunch and it was the perfect light, easy, delicious, healthy lunch I needed. Check out the recipe below!

 

How to make magic:

  • Chicken breast
  • quinoa
  • red bell pepper, sliced
  • avocado, sliced
  • cilantro, fresh
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • honey
  • oil ( any kind of cooking oil works.)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • basil leaves (dried or fresh, I used dried in this recipe)
  1. Marinate chicken in apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, honey, and the basil leaves. 1-3hrs.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions and how many your serving.
  3. Cook chicken for 8-15min depending on thickness of breast, set aside to rest for 5 min. before serving.
  4. While chicken is cooking slice up the red bell pepper and avocado
  5. Next is the balsamic dressing, in a bowl combine balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly drizzle in oil until dressing comes together. (If your dressing doesn’t bind together and the oil and vinegar stay separated add a little bit of dijon mustard) **Dijon mustard is used in vinaigrette dressings as a binder or emulsifier and brings two opposites (oil/water) together.
  6. You’re done! That was easy right? Assemble the chicken, quinoa, red bell pepper, & avocado in a pretty bowl and drizzle with the balsamic dressing. Add a few cilantro leaves to the top if you’re feeling fancy and eat!

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