Who needs chipotle when you can be a crafty, delicious meal-making wizard all on your own?
This recipe is PACKED full of flavor! You’ll be surprised it’s so healthy 🙂
Another great thing about these is they are super kid friendly! Win-win, right?
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed & drained
1 lb boneless/skinless chicken breasts
Juice from one orange
1/4 c. water
1/2 c. onion, diced
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbs chile powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs honey
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
1 c. quinoa
2 c. water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 bunch fresh cilantro
2 tbs honey
Juice from one lime (or 1/4 c. lime juice)
Optional: shredded cheese
Toppings: plain greek yogurt, lettuce, shredded green onions/cilantro, salsa, tomatoes
1. Chicken Mixture: Combine everything for the chicken mixture in a crockpot, cover and cook on high 4 hours, or on low 8 hours. Remove chicken after cooking, and shred with a fork. Place chicken back in crockpot and toss everything together.
2. Cilantro Lime Quinoa: Bring water to a boil over medium high heat. And add quinoa. Stir occasionally, and continue to cook until quinoa is fluffy and water is absorbed. While quinoa is cooking, add the rest of the ingredients for the quinoa to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth (add a few tbs of water if you are finding it hard to blend). Stir into quinoa once it is cooked, until it is well combined.
3. Prepare the Bowl: Place 1/2 cup prepared quinoa on plate, and layer 3/4 cup chicken/bean mixture on top, followed by toppings of choice! (Note: You could also place this mixture over a bed of lettuce instead of quinoa!)
6 servings (3/4 c. chicken + 1/2 c. quinoa per serving)
Chicken – Calories: 145 | Fat: 2g | Carbohydrate: 15g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Protein: 19 g
Cliantro Lime Quinoa – Calories: 125 | Fat: 2g | Carbohydrate: 25 g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Protein: 4g