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Peanut Chicken Power Bowls

Peanut Chicken Power Bowls

Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: power bowl
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Healthy and flavourful, these Peanut Chicken Power Bowls are packed full of whole grains, vegetables & protein with a simple & easy peanut sauce!

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Ingredients

For the Power Bowls

  • 1 1/2 cup whole grains (measure dry then cook) brown rice, quinoa or another grain
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts about 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red cabbage
  • 2 carrots, peeled & shredded
  • 1 pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • chopped mint or basil

For the Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sriracha, chili sauce or another hot sauce Taste the sauce then add another 1/2 tbsp sriracha if you like it spicier.
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4-1/3 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Cook the whole grains according to package instructions and set aside.

  2. To make the peanut sauce, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sriracha, ginger and 1/4 - 1/3 cup warm water and set aside.

  3. **If you already have cooked chicken use that - about 2-3 cups cooked chicken or another protein. If not, see how to cook chicken below.

  4. To make the chicken, pre-heat the oven to 425F. Stir together 1 tbsp olive oil with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp coarse salt. Spread over both sides of the chicken breasts, put on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cook for 20-22 minutes or until done (165 internal temperature). Once cooled down, chop or pull chicken for the bowls.

  5. To make the bowls, divide the grains between the bowls and then top with red cabbage, carrots, pepper, cucumber, chicken, peanut sauce and mint.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you put the peanut sauce in the fridge, when you remove it the sauce may need a little extra tbsp of warm water just to thin it again to your desired texture.