Spring Chicken Bowls #ChickenDotCa
Spring has sprung here in Northern BC and that has me thinking about fresh, spring ingredients: carrots, asparagus, peppers. Let me tell you, this Spring Chicken Bowl delivers.
When I was brainstorming this recipe I did a quick google search on what were spring vegetables (I’m garden illiterate) and I was pleased to see that actual vegetables I enjoy eating were listed. I knew all of the vegetables went well with chicken as we pair them often during BBQ season, but I needed a dressing. I thought back to my tried and true recipes: Mediterranean vinaigrette, homemade greek vinaigrette, and dijon vinaigrette. I used the base of the dijon vinaigrette but used lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar and sweetened it with honey. It’s my idea of a spring dressing for these chicken bowls.
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Spring Chicken Bowls
These Spring Chicken Bowls are so good. I don’t mean to toot my own horn here, but it’s hard to believe they’re healthy. The Honey Dijon Vinaigrette tastes creamy, but it’s dairy free.
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Spring Chicken Bowls
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/3 cup quinoa blend cooked. I used Tru Roots sprouted rice and quinoa blend. Tip: cook it ahead of time with chicken broth instead of water - it adds amazing flavor.
- 1 cooked chicken breast sliced
- 10 spears steamed asparagus
- 1/2 roasted red pepper
- 1/4 cup matchstick carrots
- 2 tbsps honey dijon dressing
If you haven't pre-cooked your ingredients:
- Put 1/2 cup of the quinoa/rice blend into a pot and add 1 cup of chicken broth. Bring it to a boil, cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
- Slice a red pepper in half and roast at 400 for 15 minutes, or until charred.
- Snap asparagus and place in a microwaveable safe vegetable steamer, microwave for 4 minutes.
For the honey dijon dressing:
- Combine all ingredients in a jar, put a lid on it and shake. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
- Place the lettuce on the bottom and arrange the ingredients around the bowl, placing the quinoa in the middle. Top with the honey dijon dressing.
- This recipe is for one bowl, but it's easy to double (the quinoa is enough for 3).
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