Southwestern Quinoa Bowl Recipe
Can we talk about beans for a minute? Beans have never been a food I liked. I can remember the inner tantrums I would throw as a child when I saw my mom put beans on the stove. I made my yuck face at beans for 31 years until some friends invited me over for dinner and made a quinoa bowl recipe. I was raised to be polite, so when someone makes something I don’t like, I suck it up and eat it with a smile on my face. When I took that first bite, it was like the universe had shifted. I couldn’t believe what I was tasting!
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Bush’s Beans are so tasty! And they are good for you too. These healthy beans go great with any meal, and Bush’s has a variety of beans to meet your needs. Do you know how inexpensive beans are? Well you should head to Walmart to find out! Find Bush’s in the canned vegetables aisle.
Ok, enough chatting about beans. Let’s get to the recipe! This is the same quinoa bowl recipe that my friend used when she transformed into a bean lover.
Southwestern Quinoa Bowl Recipe
There are many parts to this recipe, but it is fairly easy to make. The blend of flavors in this bowl is incredible. Use your favorite chipotle seasoning on the chicken. You can make your own or buy some great blends at the store. I use a chipotle and roasted garlic seasoning. The chicken cooks at a high temp for a short amount of time, leaving it nice and juicy. I discovered that sweet onions [aka Vidalia onions] make everything taste better, but you can use red or yellow onions as well. The lime juice and cilantro bring everything together. I can’t wait for you to try what has become one of my favorite dishes!
Makes 4 servings
1 cup quinoa
1 can Bush’s Beans Black Beans
2 chicken breasts
1 large Sweet Potato
1 Sweet Onion
2 Roma Tomatoes
1 bunch Cilantro
Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare sweet potato: Peel sweet potato and dice into bite size pieces. Mix sweet potato in mixing bowl with 2 T olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread evenly on a baking sheet. [I don’t line the baking sheet with foil, but you can.] Check out this roasted sweet potatoes recipe for more information.
Prepare chicken breasts: Place chicken breasts in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle with olive oil and chipotle seasoning.
Put both the prepared chicken breasts and sweet potatoes in the oven and cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Cook the quinoa according to the the package instructions. The quinoa, chicken, and sweet potato should finish cooking around the same time.
Heat the Bush’s black beans in a saucepan on low-medium. Stir occasionally. Drain when ready to serve.
While everything is cooking, prepare your veggies. Dice the sweet onion. Remove the seeds from the roma tomatoes and dice the tomatoes. Slice the avocado. Finely chop the cilantro.
Dice the cooked chicken.
Add a little bit of each ingredient to your bowl, sprinkle with lime juice, and enjoy!
What I love about quinoa bowls is that you can use all different kinds of ingredients. I especially love this one, not only because of the taste, but because of how colorful it is.
Do you have a favorite Bush’s Beans recipe? Let me know on social media with #MyBestWithBushBeans.