Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Mexican spiced chicken and veggies with a variety of fun toppings, all served over quinoa.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword burrito bowl, chicken bowl, chicken recipe, mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 589kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Seal bag and shake to combine. Add the chicken to the bag of marinade, seal and place in the fridge - marinate at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
  • 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.
  • Remove the peppers and onions from the pan; place them on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  1. You can use rice in place of quinoa
  2. Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1078mg | Potassium: 1328mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3181IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 5mg