Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Mexican spiced chicken and veggies with a variety of fun toppings, all served over quinoa.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 507 kcal


  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup light sour cream

For the chicken:

  • 1 pound thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil divided use
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder


  1. To prepare the chicken marinade, pour the lime juice,3 tablespoons olive oil and water in a large resealable bag. Add the honey, salt, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder and chili powder to the bag.
  2. Seal bag and shake to combine. Add the chicken to the bag of marinade, seal and place in fridge - marinate at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
  3. In a large pan, heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender and slightly charred. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan; place them on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  5. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel then remove chicken from the marinade and add it to the pan. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  6. Cut the chicken into cubes. Divide the quinoa evenly between four bowls. Top the quinoa with the chicken, vegetables, black beans, corn, salsa and sour cream, then serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can use rice in place of quinoa
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1078mg 45%
Potassium 1105mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 10g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 63.6%
Vitamin C 126.2%
Calcium 8%
Iron 20.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.