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Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Quinoa

This Mexican, Simple Cooking with Heart recipe for smoky chicken bowls make for a substantial dinner or even an easily-transported work lunch. Just layer into a Mason jar or a plastic/ glass storage container for a portable meal. Also note that the chicken can be marinated for up to 24 hours.


4 Servings

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Tip: Serving size approximately 1 cup quinoa + 1 cup chicken per person, plus around 2 cups vegetables

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Cooking Tip: A marinade that is cooked like in this recipe can be eaten. But never consume a marinade that raw meat has been soaked in that hasn’t been cooked because it can make you sick.

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Keep it Healthy: The ultra-popular quinoa is being called a “super-grain” for the high amount of protein, fiber, and vitamins per serving. It’s also quicker to make than rice so keep this in mind for your next dinner.

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Tip: Prefer cucumber chunks to shredded carrots? Cater the vegetables in the bowl to your own tastes, even adding fruit into the mix, like chopped apples or orange segments.


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Nutrition Facts

Calories 480
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.8 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 559 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 32 g
Dietary Exchanges
1 1/2 starch, 4 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat

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