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two chicken power bowls and lemon wedges
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Pesto Chicken Power Bowls

Healthy Chicken Power Bowls are the perfect weeknight dinner recipe and meal prep solution. They're packed with protein and wholesome ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pesto chicken power bowls, power bowls
Servings: 4
Calories: 870kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Pesto Chicken

  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 chicken breasts cubed

Power Bowls

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup lemon hummus*
  • 1 cup homemade roasted red peppers, or store bought
  • 1 cup sprouts
  • 2 avocados, thinly sliced or cubed
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 lemon, juice

Instructions

Pesto Chicken

  • In a large bowl, combine the basil pesto and dijon mustard.
  • Add the cubed chicken to the bowl, toss to coat, and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • About 15 minutes before you're ready to cook the chicken, remove it from the refrigerator and uncover. Preheat the oven to 400° F and arrange the chicken on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook the chicken for 12-15 minutes or until internal temperature has reached 165° F.

Power Bowls

  • Spread 1/4 cup of hummus over one side of the bowl. Begin layering the bowl with quinoa, pesto chicken, roasted red peppers, sprouts, and avocado. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon juice and fresh torn basil.

Notes

  • If you can't find lemon hummus, you can mix in fresh lemon juice and zest to plain hummus or substitute for another flavor like garlic or roasted red pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 870kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 6mg