Chicken and Quinoa Power Bowl with Tahini Caesar Dressing

This power bowl is made with a base of Tri-Color Quinoa, crisp kale, chickpeas, sliced avocado and chicken. It’s then drizzled with a delicious tahini Caesar dressing.

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Chicken and Quinoa Power Bowl with Tahini Caesar Dressing

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4-6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups kale, stems removed and shredded
  • 1 can (16 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 4 lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions

  • Big on flavor, this hearty version of chicken Caesar salad can be packed for a grab-and-go lunch for work, school or even a picnic.

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Set aside.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, whisk together lemon juice and tahini paste until smooth. Whisk in oil, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper until blended.

    Step 3

  • Top quinoa with kale, chickpeas, chicken and avocado. Drizzle with tahini Caesar dressing. Garnish with shaved Parmesan and serve with lemon wedges.

    Recipe Tip

    To make prep a little faster, substitute the kale for baby kale.

Chicken Caesar With a Twist

This Chicken and Quinoa Power Bowl with Tahini Caesar Dressing has all of the flavors you love from your favorite chicken Caesar salad but with added flavor, texture and protein.

This power bowl is made with a protein-packed base of Success® Tri-Color Quinoa mixed with crisp kale, nutty chickpeas, creamy sliced avocado and tender chicken. It’s then topped with a homemade tahini Caesar dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese and just a hint of zesty lemon juice. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, we’re not sure what will!

A homemade dressing can make or break a meal. If you know you might be running short on time, make a double batch and save some for later or use it to top your next side salad when you need a bit more flavor.

Anytime Ingredient

With a base of red, black and white quinoa, this flavorful and energizing meal is great anytime. You can bring it with you for a quick, on-the-go lunch or enjoy it at home for a quick dinner.

To make this dish vegetarian, simply omit the chicken. With 8 grams of protein per cup and 9 essential amino acids, quinoa will keep you feeling satisfied. It’s also very versatile! You can enjoy it in delicious breakfast quinoa muffins, a power Caesar salad bowl for lunch or a hearty quinoa risotto dinner.