Quinoa Chicken Curry Bowls

When I was trying to lose the baby weight I gained after my first pregnancy, I had a personal trainer for a short while who also helped me change up my diet. Apparently what you eat matters – who knew!

One of the biggest changes I made was reducing the amount of pasta we eat and replacing it with ‘protein’ carbs, like quinoa. It has made a huge difference in how we look at food and I’m hoping it helps me lose the baby weight again this second time around.

Quinoa Chicken Curry Bowls

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2-3 large chicken breasts (about 1.5lbs), cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 crown of broccoli, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup riced cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • A handful of cilantro 

Directions

  1. Marinade chicken chunks in curry powder, salt & pepper for at least 1 hour.
  2. After the chicken is done marinating, prepare the quinoa. Carefully rinse and drain the quinoa and place in a small sauce pan.  Bring the quinoa and 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until cooked through (about 8 -10 minutes). Remove chicken from pan.
  4. Add pepper, onion, broccoli, and garlic to pan for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add remaining chicken broth, cover and cook for another 4 minutes. Mix in cauliflower.
  6. Add cooked chicken and soy sauce to pan and cook for 1 more minute.
  7. Serve the chicken with the quinoa and top with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

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