Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowl

I’m a huge fan of buffalo sauce, but typically these flavors accompany chicken wings, which aren’t my thing, or fried chicken bites, which I try to avoid. So, whenever juicy grilled chicken is found tossed in the spicy sauce, I’m all over it. When I discovered Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls (at this restaurant), I thought it was the happiest marriage of healthy, protein-packed ingredients, and tangy buffalo sauce. I decided to recreate this simple, yet delicious dish at home and found that absolutely nothing was lost in my homemade version. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Marinade and Sauce (although I’m sure Frank’s would be just as good), and I loved every bite of it. The sauced-up chicken mixed with quinoa, crunchy cucumber, julienned carrots and cheddar cheese is a dish fit for any buffalo-lover.
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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowl

What You Need

  • 2 medium-sized chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1-2 mini cucumbers, sliced and then quartered
  • 1/2 cup carrots, julienned or shredded
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo Marinade and Sauce

What To Do

  1. Cook quinoa according to package direction.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, toss chicken pieces in 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce until evenly coated. Heat a saute pan on medium high heat. Cook chicken in pan until cooked completely. Once fully cooked, toss in another 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. When quinoa in cooked, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add chicken, cucumber, and carrots, and mix until evenly combined. Top with cheddar cheese, and mix to combine.
  4. If desired, drizzle additional buffalo sauce on individual bowls, based on preference.
  5. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
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