Heat a small sauce pan over medium heat, add water and quinoa to the sauce pan, season with pepper and garlic powder. Cover with a lid and cook on medium for 15 - 20 minutes, until the water has soaked completely into the quinoa.
While the quinoa is cooking, start prepping the chicken.
Heat a large stove top pan to medium heat, while the pan is heating season the chicken breast on both sides, with black pepper and garlic powder.
Once the pan is hot, add the oil to the pan. Place the chicken immediately in the pan, leave it there on medium heat for 2 minutes, then flip to the other side and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Both sides should start to become golden brown, but the center will still look uncooked...If not, give each side another minute...your pan wasn't hot enough. Then turn the heat to low and cover the chicken with a lid. Let it cook for about 6 minutes, then flip and cover again for another 6 minutes on the other side.
After 6 minutes on each side covered, the chicken should be done. But this does depend on the size of the chicken breast...these times are based on 6 oz breast. Although, It is always best to check the internal temperature of chicken before serving.
Once the quinoa is done, squeeze the juice from an entire lime into the quinoa, then fluff with a fork. Place the quinoa on your servings plates or in your meal prep containers.
Once the chicken is done, cut it into bits size pieces and arrange on top of the quinoa.
Then top the quinoa and chicken with the shaved cabbage and carrots.
Sprinkle with a little cilantro, a drizzle of peanut sauce, and serve with a lime wedge.
A good clean bowl that is sure to make you feel good about your meal choice.
Lime Quinoa Chicken Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Vitamin A 217.2IU4%
Vitamin C 30.1mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.