Spicy Ranch Chicken Rice Bowl

November 1, 2019

This recipe goes together quite quickly when using leftover chicken and rice.

Spicy Ranch Chicken Rice Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing (clean version recipe listed below)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce of choice ( or more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp each of finely chopped red and green pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup frozen or canned corn
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice- cooked
  • 1/2 cup quinoa -cooked
  • 2 chicken breasts baked or leftover chicken chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup bagged coleslaw or fresh thinly sliced cabbage
  • hummus
  • fresh greens of your choice

Instructions

Dressing – add the hot sauce to the 1/2 cup of ranch dressing, and set aside.

Cook the rice and quinoa as per package instructions ahead of time, leftover rice and quinoa work great.

Rice – Take 1 1/2 cups of the cooked rice and 1/2 cup of the cooked quinoa and lightly cook with a drizzle of olive oil, seasoning with 1 tsp of chilli powder, remove from heat and keep warm

Corn – in a frying pan, melt butter, add corn and red and green peppers, fry and season with smoked paprika

Chicken – cook the chicken breasts, or use leftover chicken, chop into bite-size pieces

Assemble the bowl –  on the bottom and side of a 1/3 of the bowl spread about 2 tbsp of hummus, fill a 1/3 of the bowl with fresh greens, and a 1/3 of the bowl with your rice/quinoa mixture, place your chicken on top of the hummus.  Add 1/2 a cup of your coleslaw mix, 1/2 a chopped avocado, cherry tomatoes, and the fried corn.  Drizzle with spicy ranch dressing, and enjoy!

Clean Ranch Dressing 

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives
  • You can use 2-3 times the amount of fresh herbs if desired
  • 1/2 small lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choosing

Mix together and enjoy

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Michelle Miller

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Hello, my name is Michelle and I am currently studying to become a Holistic Nutritionist. I have worked in the natural health and healing field...

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