Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls (Gluten Free)

Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls - full of flavor and protein, these quick bowls are the prefect make ahead lunch or potluck dish! | tastythin.com

Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls – full of flavor and protein, these quick bowls are the prefect make ahead lunch or potluck dish!

Sometimes you come upon a great recipe totally by accident.  The other day as I was cleaning out the frig of leftovers, I came up with this delicious combo!  Last week I made a batch of Salsa Verde Chicken in the Instant Pot (soooo easy!) for taco night.  I also had some left over quinoa, peppers, and tomatoes.  Throw in a can of back beans, and this recipe was born.

The Salsa Verde Chicken is so totally versatile.  I love it for tacos, burritos, in salads, and now these quinoa bowls!  Because I like it a little spicy, I typically use a jarred salsa verde that is medium level heat.  Mild is great too, just adjust to your own tastes.  Since this was a true “clean out the frig”  recipe, I encourage you to do the same and add veggies or other ingredients based on what you have!  Corn, cheese, and olives would be great additions.

I love a recipe that offers so many layers of nutritional value.  This dish contains tons of fiber, protein, and plenty of Vitamin A & C too.  The perfect make ahead, satisfying lunch!

Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls - full of flavor and protein, these quick bowls are the prefect make ahead lunch or potluck dish! | tastythin.com

Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls - full of flavor and protein, these quick bowls are the prefect make ahead lunch or potluck dish! | tastythin.com

Make this ahead and portion out in these containers for lunch all week!

Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls - full of flavor and protein, these quick bowls are the prefect make ahead lunch or potluck dish! | tastythin.com
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Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chicken Verde Quinoa Bowls - full of flavor and protein, these quick bowls are the prefect make ahead lunch or potluck dish! 

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Salsa Verde Chicken see recipe below
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped orange and yellow bell peppers
  • 1 can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • additional salsa verde (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine chicken, quinoa, tomatoes, peppers, and beans together in a large bowl and stir well.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate or serve immediately.  

  2. For serving, top with additional salsa verde and cilantro if desired.  

Recipe Notes

Click here for Salsa Verde Chicken recipe

Or combine 1 1/2 cups plain shredded cooked chicken with 1/2 cup salsa verde!

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