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Chicken Veggie Bowl

This quick and easy recipe for veggie chicken bowls features eggplant, carrots, Brussels sprouts and quinoa.

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TIP: If following our Two-Week Meal Plan, refrigerate at least 1 serving of leftovers.

Servings
4
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
Duration
40 min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups eggplant, trimmed and cubed
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp reduced- sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp five-spice powder, divided
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 cups shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 3/4 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions (white and light green parts) plus 1/2 cup chopped scallions (dark green parts), divided
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame, thawed
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Preparation

  1. To a large shallow bowl or baking dish, add chicken and eggplant. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp soy sauce, vinegar, 1 tbsp oil, ginger, 1 tsp five-spice powder and 1 tbsp water. Pour mixture over chicken and eggplant and let marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package directions. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet on medium-high, add chicken-eggplant mixture with marinade; sauté for 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts, carrots, 3⁄4 cup white and light green parts of scallions, 1⁄4 cup dark green parts of scallions, edamame and remaining 1⁄2 tsp five-spice powder. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is fully cooked and eggplant is tender.
  4. Add chicken mixture to bowl with quinoa. Stir in remaining 1 tsp soy sauce and 2 tsp oil and toss to mix. Top with remaining 1⁄4 cup dark green parts of scallions and basil.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 3 cups
  • Calories 441
  • Carbohydrate Content 46 g
  • Cholesterol Content 83 mg
  • Fat Content 12.5 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 37 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 408 mg
  • Sugar Content 7 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 4 g