Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowls
Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This Mexican Chicken Quinoa Bowl is super easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and yummilicious.
Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 401kcal


  • 10 oz skinless boneless chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces.
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cup bell pepper (capsicum, any color) finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
  • 3/4 cup cooked or canned black beans (½ cup dried = 1.5 cup cooked = 1 15 oz can drained)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • cayenne pepper to taste


  • Heat cooking oil in a big saucepan/pot over medium-high heat. Cook chicken pieces until lightly browned. While cooking, season with cumin, paprika powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir constantly. Transfer to a plate or bowl.
  • In the same pot/pan, add a little cooking oil. Stir in onion and garlic. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Stir in the quinoa, water, cooked chicken, black beans, tomatoes, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  • Bring to a gentle boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes. The liquid should be fully absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and serve.
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