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Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Olives, cucumber, roasted red peppers and spices come together magically in this healthy chicken quinoa bowl recipe. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.


4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 17-ounce jar roasted red peppers, rinsed
  • 1/4cup slivered almonds
  • 4tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/4cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place on the prepared baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165°F, 14 to 18 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and slice or shred.
  3. Meanwhile, place peppers, almonds, 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, paprika, cumin and crushed red pepper (if using) in a mini food processor. Puree until fairly smooth.
  4. Combine quinoa, olives, red onion and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.
  5. To serve, divide the quinoa mixture among 4 bowls and top with equal amounts of cucumber, the chicken and the red pepper sauce. Sprinkle with feta and parsley.


Prepare chicken (Step 2), red pepper sauce (Step 3) and quinoa (Step 4); refrigerate in separate containers. Assemble just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 518.69kcal
Carbohydrate Total 31.21g
Total Sugars 2.55g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4.16g
Total Fat 26.9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Mono Saturated Fat 27.74g
Cholesterol 0.4mg
Sodium 683.53mg
Protein 34.11g
Potassium 685.67mg
Calcium 113.13mg
Chromium 0.03mcg
Folate 62.46mcg
Iron 2.78mg
Magnesium 118.73mg
Omega-6 3g
Trans Fatty Acid 0.01g
Vitamin A 1157.97IU
Vitamin D 2.63IU
Vitamin B12 0.18mcg
Vitamin C 6.58mg
Vitamin E 7mg
Zinc 2.4mg
Phosphorus 461.45mg
Vitamin B3 0.78mg

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