This recipe is in regular rotation at our home. We love it! We modify it some for the kids but they enjoy it too, which is a win in my book when we all can eat the same meal.
Quinoa, Broccoli & Chicken Bowl
This is a delicious weeknight dinner that the entire family can enjoy. We love eating healthy bowls for dinner! Leftover are great for lunch too.
- 6 oz quinoa
- 1 lb boneless chicken tenders
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp basil
- black pepper to taste
- 3/4 lb broccoli chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper diced
- 1/2 can of the 5.75 can of black olives quartered
Marinate the Chicken
Gather the ingredients for the marinade: oils, vinegar, garlic, salt, mustard, oregano, basil, and pepper.
Put all the marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
Spoon 1/4 cup of the dressing over the chicken in a zip lock bag. Seal the bag and put it in the fridge to marinade for 20-30 minutes.
Prepare the Vegetables
Get out a medium cooking pot and heat up water to a boil. Cut up the broccoli and the red bell pepper. Cook the veggies in the boiling water for 3 minutes and drain the water when it is finished. Add to a big mixing bowl.
Prepare the Quinoa
Get out the quinoa and prepare according the package directions. I like to use chicken broth for the liquid instead of water to add more flavor. When it is finished add to the big mixing bowl.
Prepare the Olives
Chop up the olives. If you have kids eating this meal you may want wait to add the olives until you serve up their bowls.
Cook the Marinaded Chicken
Cook the chicken in a skillet with a little oil for about 3 minutes per side.
When the chicken is finished cooking, chop up the chicken into bite size pieces.
Assemble the Bowls
Make sure all the ingredients have been added to the large mixing bowl.
Drizzle the rest of the oil dressing all over everything in the bowl and mix up to combine everything. Serve up your kids bowls first.
Then add in the olives and mix to combine all the ingredients.
Enjoy this flavorful meal!!
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