Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Grilled chicken and vegetables served with a zesty lime quinoa.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 940 kcal


  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons of barbecue sauce look for a low sugar variety
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 large zucchini cut into 3/4 inch thick slices
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • `1 and 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 cups of cooked quinoa
  • Optional: cilantro leaves and lime wedges for garnish


  1. Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the chicken breasts and season them to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until done. Brush 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce over each chicken breast and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Slice the chicken and cover with foil.
  4. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil over the zucchini and corn cobs. Place the vegetables on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until done.
  5. Stir the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and the lime juice into the quinoa and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide the quinoa between 4 bowls and arrange the chicken and zucchini slices on top. Slice the corn off the cobs and add to the bowls, along with the cherry tomatoes. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges if desired and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 940 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 1914mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 136g 45%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 13g
Protein 52g 104%
Vitamin A 9.2%
Vitamin C 30.3%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 50.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.