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Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Bowls
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4
Several of my favorite ingredients are part of this recipe: I love quinoa, chipotle and red beans (well, any color of beans). So, I am fascinated with this dish because it gives me lots of energy to do my daily tasks and makes me feel great. It must be all that protein. Since I am a fan of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, I suggest that you use one or two to start with because they’re super spicy. Some recipes call for six, but if you’re like me, a little bit is enough.

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 chipotles with 1 teaspoon marinade

Quinoa:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup red beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • Cilantro to taste

Directions

  • 1
    Chicken: Dice the chicken breast and season it with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and brown it on all sides.
  • 3
    In the meantime, blend or process the cream and chipotle until you get a smooth orange mixture. Add the chicken, stir, cover it, lower the heat and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • 4
    Quinoa: In a bowl, combine the quinoa, red beans, tomato, onion and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Serve in two big bowls and add pieces of avocado and chicken with the chipotle cream.
  • 6
    Sprinkle with some cilantro to taste and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • You can serve these Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Bowls with iceberg lettuce salad.
  • Serve with tortillas or tortilla chips.
  • Instead of beans, add chickpeas or lentils to the quinoa.
  • No quinoa? Use whole grain rice or amaranth.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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