Healthy Chicken & Salsa Verde Quinoa Bowl

This Healthy Chicken and Salsa Verde Quinoa Bowl is gluten free and so unbelievably delicious that you will forget how nutritious it is!  The poached chicken, tangy green tomato salsa verde and quinoa will leave you feeling satisfied.

Healthy Chicken & Salsa Verde Quinoa Bowl - Gluten Free :::

I’ve been on a health kick lately . . . Trying to ditch some of my bad eating habits and prepare more nutritious foods.  So when I made some amazingly flavorful Green Tomato Salsa Verde  I needed to find a way to enjoy it without tortilla chips.

It was difficult, who wants to eat salsa without chips!?!

Luckily I happened to have some cooked quinoa and poached chicken in my refrigerator.  Light Bulb Moment!  I thought a healthy chicken and salsa verde quinoa bowl actually sounded better than plain ol’ chips and salsa.

I was not disappointed.  Not only did it taste great but I felt fantastic after eating it!

The healthy chicken and salsa verde quinoa bowl tastes fresh and vibrant.  You are getting lean protein with the poached chicken breast and veggies from the green tomato salsa verde.  Quinoa is a gluten free Super-Food that is high in protein but low in fat and calories.  It also contains calcium, iron and potassium.

I topped my quinoa bowl with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a spritz of fresh lime.  The only thing missing was some avocado.  Unfortunately I didn’t have any avocados hanging out in my refrigerator that day.

Healthy Happy Wednesday :::

I’ve joined up with several other bloggers that are posting about their healthy lifestyle changes.  This week’s focus is on exercise.  Yeah, you may have noticed that I didn’t post anything about exercise.  That is because I am the last person that should be giving out exercise tips . . . I Hate Exercising!

Instead I have been making an effort to be more active throughout the day.  When I feel like sitting down on my bum, I think of an active task to do instead.  Such as washing my car, cleaning the house or dancing with my daughter.  My healthy changes have mostly been diet related.  But no worries, if you are looking for active lifestyle tips check out all of the other bloggers that are participating in this health series:

Pint Sized Baker – Paleo Ice Cream
The Haas Machine – What We Ate
Heather’s French Press – Coconut Latte
It’s Yummilicious – Quinoa Cranberry Chicken Salad
Je suis alimentageuse – Vegan Peach Cobbler
Say Not Sweet Anne – Hate Running
Sweet Twist Of Blogging – Week 3 Exercise

Healthy Chicken & Salsa Verde Quinoa Bowl - Gluten Free :::


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Healthy Chicken & Salsa Verde Quinoa Bowl :::
Chicken & Salsa Verde Quinoa Bowl
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • *Roasted Chicken can be used instead of poached chicken*
Poached Chicken
  • About 1 Lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tb Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Salt/Pepper
  • Pinch of Cumin
  • Pinch of Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Chili Powder
Prepared Ingredients
  • Green Tomato Salsa Verde
  • 2-3 Cups Cooked Quinoa
Optional Toppings
  • Lime Wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Avocado
  1. Place chicken, water, oil and spices into small pot or sauté pan.
  2. Bring water to a boil then reduce heat to medium/low.
  3. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and opaque through the middle.
  4. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the breasts.
  5. Cook quinoa in water according to the directions on the package. Some quinoa is pre-rinsed and some requires a rinse before cooking. Check package for rinsing instructions. (Bob's Red Mill quinoa is pre-rinsed)
  6. Assemble your quinoa bowl however you like and Dig In!

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”     – Albert Schweitzer

Healthy Chicken & Salsa Verde Quinoa Bowl - Gluten Free :::

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  1. That’s a great looking bowl of healthy right there!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I’m trying to eat healthy. The hardest part is always making sure I have prepared ingredients so I can make a meal when I’m short on time.

  2. looks terrific Nicole, and I am with you on the exercise

  3. We should make up shirts that say I HATE RUNNING! I just can’t ever catch my breath. I still sit too much and I’ve got to change that.
    Great looking chicken dinner!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I’d wear that shirt! The older and heavier I get, the more it hurts to run. You are doing great though!

  4. Such a delicious and healthy looking meal, Nicole! I want a big bowl full for myself!

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