Tuesday Recipes – Balanced Quinoa Coconut Chicken Bowl


13. August 2013 by swissfitchick

Hey Loves!

Some kitchen stuff is happening today. Not only do I have a recipe for you, but I tried a few recipes and remade an old one, so let’s have a look….

I made again the No Bake Almond Joy Cookies from Tina. I am OBSESSED with them, they are SO good, it’s hard not to eat the whole cookie dough before they are even formed and placed in the fridge!

IMG_0381 IMG_0382Then I finally got my hands on the Black Bean Brownies by the Tone it Up Girls. I didn’t have any black beans so I used red beans and let me tell you – they taste like the most decadent treat and don’t even contain sugar. Thank God I whipped up such huge amount of batter, they will at least last for 2 days a week….

IMG_0377 IMG_0378 IMG_0376Then – this is not even a recipe. It’s just a messy mash – I baked a sweet potato in the oven (covered with butter cooking spray, a pinch of seasalt, lemon pepper and cinnamon), added spinach and half an avocado and mashed it. My kind of mashed potatoes and absolutely #strangebutgood.

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I mixed this with chicken as a chicken salad. You can also spread it on a wholegrain wrap, toast or on roasted pumpkin slices or just eaten out of the bowl with a spoon – delicious.

But now let’s head on to the actual recipe. I make this bowl about 3-4 times a week, because it is so well balanced, filling, light and tasty. The gets so juicy with the marinade and baked in the oven – my favorite way to eat it!

Balanced Quinoa Coconut Chicken Bowl


Ingredients for the bowl: 

60g (cooked) Quinoa

100g lean chicken

1/4 cucumber

1/2 avocado

100g broccoli

For the marinade: 

1/2 dl fullfat coconut milk

1 tsp mustard

juice of half a lemon

a dash of each: lemon pepper, curry, grated garlic, parsley, ginger


Mix all the Marinade Ingredients.

Put chicken and broccoli into a plastic bag and pour over the marinade. Mix well and place into the fridge for at least one hour.


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Line a baking sheet with baking paper and spray with butter flavored cooking spray.

Remove the chicken&broccoli of the fridge, spread it on the baking sheet and put in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

While the chicken&broccoli are baking, cook the quinoa until soft. Set aside.

Cut the cucumber slices and throw in a medium bowl.


Cut the avocado and add to the bowl.


Add the Quinoa.

IMG_0386Take out the chicken and broccoli of the oven and add to the bowl.

IMG_0388Mix everything well and enjoy!



In this bowl, you’ve got lean protein, complex carbs, fiber and healthy fats. You will feel satisfied but not stuffed and it is supertasty!

And of course this will be part of the Friday Recipe Party over at Kierston’s page!

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What is your favorite healthy fat? Almond Butter (what a surprise!!), Avocado and Seeds. 

What was the last recipe you tried from someone else? 

21 thoughts on “Tuesday Recipes – Balanced Quinoa Coconut Chicken Bowl

  1. Oh my heavens! So. Much. Good. Food!! I don’t know where to start! Dessert sounds about right, though, since a huge chocolate craving kicked in when I scrolled past the first picture in this post. Tina’s no-bake almond joy cookies sound absolutely amazing – and easy! I’m definitely clicking over to that recipe once I’m done here. And those brownies! I was super skeptical about the whole black bean brownie thing……until I actually made them. Umm…amazing! And last, but definitely not least…that coconut chicken bowl! When I come visit you, will you make me one *just* like it? In exchange, I promise you my very best stack of pancakes! ❤ Have a lovely Tuesday, my dear! Hugs! xoxoxo

    • I love the easy recipe of the ALmond Joy Cookies – they are made in NO time!
      And it’s a deal – as soon as you come over we’ll cook for each other. I will probably live of your Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! 🙂

  2. I need to try making black bean brownies again. When I made them, I couldn’t get the beans fully hydrated and my brownies had little bean chunks in them, but yours look amazing!

  3. That chicken quinoa bowl looks delicious Lucie! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  4. Enora says:

    Hi Lucie!
    Cookies and brownie look amazing! I am craving some sweet and chocolate lately!!
    Thanks for the quinoa chicken recipe. I also use a lot of chicken and quinoa.
    Favorite healthy fat is avocado! Love them! On everything! I also like salmon, chia seeds,…
    Enjoy your day!

  5. OMG this quinoa bowl is genius- love that you marinated the chicken in coconut milk…very creative! I’ve only ever thought of cooking with coconut milk when it comes to curries which end up leaving me overly stuffed. As for healthy fats, the list is endless but I’m going to narrow it down to avocado, almonds & natural peanut butter

  6. I need to try those brownies! I’ve always been afraid to try anything with beans in them but I think you’ve convinced me! Those look amazing 🙂

  7. kimathungryhealthygirl says:

    I want to try every single thing in this post!!!! Yum overload!

  8. I still need to try marinating meat in coconut milk, that sounds so good! And I’m pretty sure my first thought when I saw your ‘mashed potatoes’ was that it looked like guacamole 😉 fun food fake-out, I think!

  9. I Love the ziploc bag marinades! They are seriously the BEST! I have never tried coconut milk and look forward to testing it out in THAILAND since coconut milk is EVERYWHERE! Thanks for sharing your delish recipes and those brownies + cookies OOO MYYY!! xoxo Love + Shine CourtStar

  10. Plastic bags are seriously the best invention ever! 😀

  11. David says:

    Danggg, that looks so good. I wish I actually had the patience to cook food lol

  12. Thanks for linking up darling! Recipe looks fab! Pinning 🙂

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