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Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Happy Monday!

I love to kick off my week with a healthy and hearty meal. It makes me feel like I somewhat have my life together and also makes me feel less guilty for indulging in some treats later on in the week. (I’m not sure if that makes sense. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Anyways, I whipped this delicious quinoa bowl up last night and just had to share the simple recipe with you all!

My lovely friend Emily made a quinoa salad recently, and I loved it. I had never made quinoa myself and wanted to try something new. It turns out that quinoa is incredibly simple to make. (YAY!) I’ve also seen several recipes for buddha bowls on Pinterest and was very intrigued. I guess those two things combined were my inspiration for this dish. ๐Ÿ™‚ This recipe consists of whatever I had on hand, so feel free to do the same!

Ingredients

Protein:

  • 2 chicken breasts

Grains:

  • 1 cup quinoa

Fruits and Veggies:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • handful of spinach
  • cucumber
  • spring onion
  • strawberries

Toppings and seasonings

  • aรงaรญ honey
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • feta cheese
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • cayenne pepper
  • thyme

Method

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F or 190 C. Rinse and peel the sweet potato. Chop into small cubes. Place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and honey. Sprinkle cinnamon, salt, and pepper on top and toss to evenly coat. Place in the oven to roast for 25 – 30 minutes until tender. If you’re into something a bit spicier, try this recipe from Maria Makes.

Prepare your chicken by placing it in a roasting pan and drizzling it with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and thyme. Place in oven and bake for 20 – 30 minutes (at 375 F) until the center of the chicken breast is no longer pink.

*Cooking the sweet potato and chicken at the same time may result in a longer bake time, but it worked just fine for me. This recipe is even easier if you have leftover chicken from a previous day. ๐Ÿ™‚

While the sweet potato and chicken roast, make the quinoa. I suggest just following the directions on the box. ๐Ÿ™‚ For two people, I used roughly one cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water. Be sure to rinse your quinoa first then transfer it to a pot with the water. Bring it to a boil and then simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.

Now comes the easy part – chopping the fruits and veggies! Rinse some spinach, the cucumber, spring onions, and strawberries in cool water. Chop into bitesize pieces and set aside.

Once the sweet potato, chicken (chopped after cooking), and quinoa are ready, start assembling the bowl. Place quinoa in the bottom, creating a nice base. Add the chopped chicken, fruits, and veggies. Drizzle with a bit of red wine vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with feta cheese, and you’re done! It was so fun making the bowl look pretty and piling on all of my favorite toppings. ๐Ÿ™‚

YUM.

This meal is great because it can be personalized based on preference. Nicolas put a TON of chicken on his along with greens, and I loaded my bowl up with sweet potato. There was also leftover sweet potato and chicken that I can use later on in the week. It was the perfect Sunday evening dinner – definitely hyggeligt.

What would you top your quinoa bowl with? Let me know in the comments below! Have a lovely week!

Madison

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17 Comments

  • Reply Juliana May 28, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I love quinoa it’s so good. This looks like a very tasty recipe that I will have to add to my list of new meals to try out.

    xo
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    • Reply Madison Marie June 1, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Hi, Juliana! Thank you – I hope you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kay May 30, 2018 at 6:31 am

    This looks so yummy! I like the twist of strawberries and sweet potato

    Kay xx
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    • Reply Madison Marie June 1, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Yes, they are two of my favorite things so why not?! It actually tasted so good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Angela May 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    That looks delicious!
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    • Reply Madison Marie June 1, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Hi, Angela! Thank you. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try!

  • Reply Danielle Alexa May 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious, I am going to have to try and make it!

    Danielle xx
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    • Reply Madison Marie June 1, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Yes, give it a go! You can personalize it, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Reply yiota June 1, 2018 at 9:20 am

    This is such a nice and easy recipe, I want to try it asap!!! Looks so good ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yiota
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  • Reply Courtney June 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

    That looks so good! I want to make it.
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  • Reply Alex June 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Wow it looks so good !
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  • Reply Dominika June 3, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I saw strawberries and I was really confused but I tried making this and it is delicious!!
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    • Reply Madison Marie June 7, 2018 at 11:49 am

      YAY! I am so glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dorota June 3, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    I really love weird mixes of food, especially meat and fruit (like duck with cranberries) so I will make sure to give your recipe a try. I’m just not very fond of sweet potates, do you think I can change it? And if yes to what?
    Dorota
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    • Reply Madison Marie June 7, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Hi, Dorota! Yes, I love cranberry mixed with savory foods – so yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you don’t like sweet potatoes I would recommend roasting some normal potatoes with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary! I think it would balance out the bowl nicely!

  • Reply eilidh June 3, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    this looks amazing ill have to try this !
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  • Reply Kim June 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Yummy! I have been putting strawberries and feta cheese on everything lately. I love how this recipe could fit really well with my lifestyle! Thanks for sharing!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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