Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Sharing our favorite quinoa bowl today!  My Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bowl is the perfect weekday lunch or dinner for feeling great!

Quinoa Bowl

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.

quinoa bowl

You’ll also need spinach, cherry or grape tomatoes, shelled edamame, chicken breast and water chestnuts.

Quinoa Bowl Recipe

quinoa bowl

Layer your ingredients over a nice bowl of baby spinach. I like to top with some chopped fresh cilantro too.

quinoa bowl

Healthy and so delicious!

quinoa bowl

Be sure to drizzle a touch of your favorite prepared teriyaki sauce over top. Gently mix and enjoy!

Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Power Bowl

Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bowl checks all the boxes when it comes to weeknight dinners! It's flavorful, easy, and healthy too.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 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.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5960IU | Vitamin C: 33.3mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4.8mg
Keywords: chicken dinner ideas, quinoa bowl, teriyaki chicken recipe

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20 Responses
  1. Kim

    Do you use the quinoa while it is still hot or can it be prepared the night before and used cold?

  2. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    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!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    This couldn’t be any easier or more delicious. I am a huge cilantro freak too!

  4. Cookin Canuck

    I love the ease of this recipe, Jenny! I could happily eat this at least once a week for lunch or dinner.

    1. Annie

      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?

  5. Heidi @foodiecrush

    Power bowls are where it’s at. I’m always scouring the fridge for quick lunches to throw together, time to stock the pantry!

  6. Laura @ RYG

    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!

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