Tasty healthy meal in under 1 hour.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
48 mins
total:
58 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Spread sweet potato and red onion onto a baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over mixture and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sweet potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir 2 cloves garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.

  • Whisk 1 garlic clove, lime juice, peanut butter, soy sauce, and honey together in a bowl. Whisk 1 tablespoon olive oil and sesame oil into mixture until dressing is smooth.

  • Divide quinoa among bowls; top with chicken, sweet potato mixture, spinach, and avocado. Sprinkle cilantro and sesame seeds over the top and drizzle dressing over each bowl.

Nutrition Facts

799 calories; protein 39.8g 80% DV; carbohydrates 81.9g 26% DV; fat 36g 55% DV; cholesterol 69.1mg 23% DV; sodium 1376.1mg 55% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2017
This is one awesome Buddha Bowl! I actually didn't know what to expect with it, but loved everything about it! So many favorite parts -- the quinoa was delicious and perfectly cooked. The chicken is so flavorful. LOVE the sweet potato and onion...oh my goodness, so wonderful. And the sauce -- perfect. I liked it best when I didn't mix the lime juice in. DELICIOUS and 5 star. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2018
made it. it was good but the nutritional info doesn't scream healthy to me... Read More
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95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2017
This is one awesome Buddha Bowl! I actually didn't know what to expect with it, but loved everything about it! So many favorite parts -- the quinoa was delicious and perfectly cooked. The chicken is so flavorful. LOVE the sweet potato and onion...oh my goodness, so wonderful. And the sauce -- perfect. I liked it best when I didn't mix the lime juice in. DELICIOUS and 5 star. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2017
This Buddha bowl is wonderful! I made it exactly as written except I didn't have an avocado but the flavors balance perfectly together. I made sure to use fresh lime juice because the concentrate can get overpowering in a dish like this. If you're looking to try making your first Buddha bowl this one is super simple and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
Wow delicious! I left out the ginger and the lime to make it less scary for two 9 yr olds everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2018
made it. it was good but the nutritional info doesn't scream healthy to me... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2018
I love this recipe. I make ahead for the week and never get sick of it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2017
I liked this recipe. It was easy and took us less than an hour. I added sriracha to the sauce to give it a more balanced flavor. This bowl would really be good with any sauce you'd like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2019
This was lovely. I followed the recipe, minus lime juice as recommended by another reviewer, and adults and kids alike were pleased with the results. My 13yo son said he loved everything about it. If I were to change anything, it would be to make a little extra sauce, otherwise it was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
Just made this tonight for dinner for my large family and EVERYONE loved it! One son even proclaimed "it was so pretty Mom I should have taken a picture of it before I ate it!" Simply delicious and intriguing blend of flavors. I didn't have fresh spinach so substituted romaine and sliced baby cucumbers with excellent results. Great healthy week-night dinner that is a pleasure to serve. I'll surely add this to my fave recipes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2020
Prepped quinoa and sweet potatoes the night before and I cubed the chicken breast prior to cooking so the process would be faster. Recipe was fantastic and filling. Will make again! Read More
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