Grilled Chicken Buddha Bowl

Grilled Chicken Buddha Bowl
  • Yield:1 serving
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Time:15 minutes

There’s been a pleasing trend in the food world I’ve been following closely: The Buddha Bowl. These bowls can go by a few other names: Sunshine bowls, Hippie bowls, and (most accurately) Macro bowls. The bowl is stuffed with the 3 macros plus lots of veggies that give the top of the bowl a rounded appearance resembling Buddha’s belly. However, these mouthwatering meals will not give YOU a “Buddha” belly! In case you were beginning to wonder what to do with your leftover chicken breast and rice, here’s your answer!

This is definitely for you if you are craving an Asian flavor that you would get with a dish served in a Japanese restaurant. This was the very best lunch I’ve had the pleasure of eating in a long time. After eating it, I decided it would be really stingy of me to keep this recipe all to myself. Everybody can (and should) try one of these, including my vegan friends! Vegans can simply replace the chicken with their favorite protein source. It kept me full from lunch all the way until four p.m., which NEVER happens! If you require more or less of any of the macros, feel free to adjust accordingly.

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 4 oz. chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/8 cup chickpeas (Also called Garbanzo beans)
  • 1 stalk of celery, halved and chopped long
  • 1 scallion, chopped long
  • 4 baby carrots
  • 3 pieces of broccoli

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp, sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter powder
  • ½ tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • ½ packet of monk fruit or erythritol sweetener
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • A sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt

Directions:

Simply chop the salad ingredients and put them in a bowl. You can heat the quinoa in the microwave for a minute if desired (I did). Add a few drops of water to the rice mixture if you are going to do this. Whisk the ingredients for the sauce together in another bowl and drizzle over the top of the Buddha Bowl. You will now be ready for whatever activity you want to do that requires you to not think about your stomach for at last 4 hours!

Nutrition:

Calories: 536
Protein: 43.3 g
Fat: 15 g
Carbs: 60 g
Fiber: 11 g