Nectarine and spiced chicken buddha bowl

Enjoy the tasty combo of sweet and savoury flavours in this colourful buddha bowl. It’s the perfect summertime lunch or dinner.

4

20m

Note: + Cooling & resting time

25m

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • 1 1/2 tbs Texan-style rub or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 200g frozen edamame or broad beans
  • 2 white nectarines, stoned, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, cut into wedges

Mint yoghurt dressing

  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup (280g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 tbs lemon juice

Method

STEP 1

Place the quinoa and 3 cups (750ml) water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 mins or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside to cool.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, combine onion, vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Set aside for 20 mins to soften. Drain well.

STEP 3

Combine the chicken, Texan-style rub or Cajun seasoning and oil in a bowl. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the chicken for 4 mins each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside for 5 mins to rest. Thinly slice.

STEP 4

To make the mint yoghurt dressing, place mint, yoghurt and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Season.

STEP 5

Cook the edamame or broad beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 mins or until heated through. Refresh under cold water. Drain well. Peel.

STEP 6

Divide quinoa among serving bowls. Top with chicken, nectarine, edamame or broad beans, avocado and pickled onion. Drizzle with the dressing

Serve with pistachio dukkah and mint leaves.

Swap me: To save time, use microwavable brown rice and quinoa as your base.

Dietary information

Egg-free
Gluten-free
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Soy-free
Wheat-free
Yeast-free

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