Sharing our favorite quinoa bowl today! My Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bowl is the perfect weekday lunch or dinner for feeling great!
I love having new simple lunch and dinner ideas that are not only beautiful but completely delicious as well. This power packed bowl does not disappoint! I’ve packed it with so many of my favorite healthy ingredients together and drizzle just a touch of teriyaki sauce. This meal will keep you going for hours. Simple and healthy, love it!
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Cook your quinoa according to the package directions. Place in a bowl.
What Is Quinoa?
Quinoa (pronounced “keen-whah”) a grain, but it’s actually a seed — one that originated thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains. Dubbed “the gold of the Incas,” it’s treasured because of its nutritive value (more protein than any other grain or seed!). It’s loved for its yummy, nutty flavor.
How To Cook Quinoa
Cooking quinoa is actually simple. First, you want to rinse the quinoa. Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse with cold water for a minute.
To cook quinoa, use one part quinoa to two parts liquid. Place both the quinoa and the liquid in a saucepan, and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and let the seeds cook for 10 to 15 minutes — or until the water is absorbed, the seed is translucent and the germ is partially detached.
When cooked, quinoa has a crunchy, nutty flavor. It works great in savory side salads, mixed into veggie burgers and more. I also love it as a hot breakfast cereal — just pour in some cow, soy or almond milk and add chopped nuts for a crunchy topping.
You’ll also need spinach, cherry or grape tomatoes, shelled edamame, chicken breast and water chestnuts.
Quinoa Bowl Recipe
Layer your ingredients over a nice bowl of baby spinach. I like to top with some chopped fresh cilantro too.
Healthy and so delicious!
Be sure to drizzle a touch of your favorite prepared teriyaki sauce over top. Gently mix and enjoy!
Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bowl
- 8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast I used rotisserie chicken
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup shelled edamame
- 2 cups water chestnuts drained
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- Place baby spinach into 4 serving bowls. Layer spinach with chicken breast, tomatoes, cooked quinoa, shelled edemame, water chestnuts and chopped cilantro.
- Drizzle with prepared teriyaki sauce, gently toss and eat.
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Do you use the quinoa while it is still hot or can it be prepared the night before and used cold?
Teriyaki sauce is one of my favorite sauces for marinating chicken in!
This is right up my alley. I need to make it soon!
These bowls are seriously gorgeous. I think I could eat one every day!
I hope you keep doing this. It’s such good behavior to model for families.
I’m finally jumping on the quinoa train and I’m so mad it’s taken me so long!! These look like just the ticket when I get back from vacation – I will need a post-vacay detox and these will be perfect!
YUM. YUM. YUMMMMMM. Can’t wait to bring these to work for lunch!!
This couldn’t be any easier or more delicious. I am a huge cilantro freak too!
We love quinoa- can’t wait to try this! YUM.
I love the ease of this recipe, Jenny! I could happily eat this at least once a week for lunch or dinner.
What kind of teriyaki sauce do you use? Have you found one you really like??
I’d like to know about the sauce too – is it just the teriyaki bottle you get in the grocery store or a mixture of things?
I need this! This is so healthy and tasty!
I love all of your power bowl lunches Jenny- you are making healthy eating easy!
Power bowls are where it’s at. I’m always scouring the fridge for quick lunches to throw together, time to stock the pantry!
This looks amazing! Loving all of these lunch ideas, Jenny!
Oh, that quinoa looks awesome. Great lunch idea, Jenny!
All of my favorite ingredients in this bowl! Love it Jenny 🙂
I don’t know about everyone else, but I need all the “power” I can get about lunch time. High school students at school can be brutal these days and really test you. Need this power pick me up lunch!
What a great salad Jenny and beautiful pics! Pinned!