This delicious, Chicken Brown Rice Bowl is a simple one-bowl meal with chicken breast, rocket, avocado, tomatoes, gruyere with a sriracha yogurt sauce.
Chicken Brown Rice Bowl (Zinques Le Bowl)
This recipe is inspired by the LA restaurant Zinque. A simple bowl of chicken and rice is perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s also a great way to consume leftover chicken (or you can use turkey!). I always have frozen brown rice on hand to help break these quick, easy bowls in less than 10 minutes. You can find more recipes for healthy bowls here!
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When my sister Lori sent me this copycat recipe from an LA restaurant, I wasn’t sure about the combination of Sriracha and Gruyere. But Lori is an amazing cook (she even won a cooking contest in Vegas a few years ago!) And she assured me that I would love this bowl – and she was right!
Simple ingredients (chicken, tomatoes, arugula, brown rice, Gruyere, Sriracha, and yogurt) make a surprisingly delicious AND super easy one-bowl meal. But don’t forget this secret ingredient …
I believe that LOVE is the secret superpower in all recipes – food made with love has a different energy and taste. You can definitely feel all the LOVE that Gina puts into all of her Skinnytaste recipes, right?
I also enjoy cooking with lovingly treated foods, including locally grown organic produce and animals raised by humans. I buy a lot from a farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia called PolyFace, which believes that “plants and animals should be given a habitat in which to express their physiological characteristics.”
And it’s not just what you eat, it’s the state you are in when you eat. Because if you feel angry, guilty, worried, or sad while you eat, your body metabolizes food in a completely different way.
If you eat while your body is in a stressed “fight or flight” mode (known as a sympathetic state), your digestive system cannot properly process its food, which, among other things, can lead to this. Weight gain.
The fastest way to put your body into a relaxed parasympathetic state (the “rest and recovery mode”) that naturally activates your digestive process is to breathe deeply. Before you eat anything, sit down and just take a few deep breaths – slowly inhale through your nose, then push the air out through your mouth.
Taking a few breaths before you eat will also bring you in touch with your body’s wisdom. I love this from the great mindfulness book “How to Eat” by Thich Nhat Hanh: “If we take a moment to sit and breathe before eating, we can get in touch with the real hunger in our body. We can find out if we are eating because we are hungry or if we are eating because it is time to eat and the food is there. If we are careful and take our time, we will also know how much to eat. “
Chicken Brown Rice Bowl (Zinques Le Bowl)
Preparation time: 15th min
Cooking time: 0 min
Total time: 15th min
This delicious Chicken Brown Rice Bowl is a simple one-bowl meal made with chicken breast, rocket, avocado, tomato, Gruyere, and a Sriracha yogurt sauce.
For the salad dressing:
2 tablespoon Greek yogurt made from whole milk1 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce, or more to taste1 teaspoon water, too thin
1 ½ cups arugula½ Cup cooked brown rice4th Ounces cooked skinless chicken breast1 ounce avocado, diced6 Cocktail tomatoes, halved½ ounce shaved Gruyere cheeseKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper, taste
Mix the yogurt, sriracha and water in a small bowl.
Put the rocket in a shallow bowl. Layer with rice, chicken, avocado, tomatoes and cheese.
Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and fresh pepper and drizzle with the prepared dressing.
Portion: 1bowl, Calories: 455kcal, Carbohydrates: 33G, Protein: 48G, Fat: 15thG, Saturated fatty acids: 5.5G, Cholesterol: 151mg, Sodium: 819mg, Fiber: 5.5G, Sugar: 7thG
Blue Smart Points: 7th
Green Smart Points: 10
Purple Smart Points: 4th
Keywords: Chicken Rice Bowl, Chicken Bowls, Chicken Brown Rice Bowl, Healthy Rice Bowls with Chicken, Zinque Bowl
sent 23rd November 2020 by Gina