QUINOA 'SUPER BOWL' Chicken Dinner - Elisha Joyce
You arrive home from a long day at work, carpool, and/or sports for the kids and all you want to do is get a quick, nutritious meal on the table for you family.
In less than 5 minutes flat you can make this powerhouse of a 'fast food' dinner that everyone is sure to love! It will leave you feeling satisfied and not weigh down your body or your mind for the rest of the night.
INGREDIENTS / GROCERY LIST:
Whole rotisserie chicken
Bag of organic spinach
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch of green onions
1 fresh jalapeno
1 fresh lemon
1 can of garbanzo beans
Pre-cooked quinoa from the fridge**
Debone the rotisserie using your fingers. Place all deboned meat on a plate. Place half the chicken on a cutting board and roughly chop with a large knife. (You can store the rest of the chicken in a plastic container.)
Drain and rinse 1 can of gabanzo beans.
Rinse and dice two green onions.
Rise and roughly chop one bunch of cilantro.
Rise and dice 1/2 a medium jalapeno.
MIX IT ALL TOGETHER:
Place 2 cups of pre-cooked quinoa in a large bowl.
Add all prepped ingredients and two handfuls of fresh, raw spinach.
Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the mixture and drizzle approximately 1/4 cup of olive oil, too.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Mix well until all ingredients are well coated and blended.
Top with diced jalapenos for anyone that can handle the spice.
This 'Super Bowl" can be eaten warm or cold... and it also stores nice for lunch the next day. (NOTE: If you store it overnight, be sure to squeeze a little extra fresh lemon on it before enjoying it as a leftover.)
**The hardest part about this recipe is being prepared. If you are regularly on the go and short on time for dinner, I highly recommend keeping a batch of quinoa pre-cooked in your fridge so that you always have it on hand as a foundational ingredient for a variety of 'super bowls'. Cook a big batch of it on Sunday night and it will keep in the fridge through Friday.