Healthy Grilled Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Romesco Sauce Recipe #ASpicyPerspective #healthy #skinny
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Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Romesco Sauce

Healthy Grilled Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Romesco Sauce, olives, kale, and avocado, make a dazzling nutrient-packed dinner any night of the week!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Servings: 4
Calories: 566kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1 cup dried quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth, or bone broth
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 ounce jar piquillo or roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1/2 cup raw nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons sherry
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives, any variety
  • Salt and pepper


  • Set a medium sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the quinoa and broth. Cover and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat if needed, and simmer about 15 minutes. Then remove from heat and let the quinoa sit, covered, for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • Next preheat the grill (or a grill pan) to medium. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts liberally. Once the grill is hot, grilled for 5 minutes per side. Allow the chicken to rest at least 5 minutes. Then slice.
  • For the Romesco Sauce: Place the drained peppers, nuts, garlic, sherry, olive oil, and smoked paprika in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Then taste and salt and pepper as needed.
  • To Assemble: Divide the quinoa between four bowls. Add a large handful of baby kale to each bowl and top with sliced grilled chicken. Dollop Romesco Sauce over the chicken. Then top each bowl with sliced avocado and olives.


Also try with steak or grilled shrimp!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1942mg | Potassium: 1161mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4440IU | Vitamin C: 94.1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4.6mg