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Three white bowls lined up filled with Chimichurri chicken and veggies.
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Chimichurri Chicken Buddha Bowl

A healthy, colorful bowl that'll do wonders for your lunch time!
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Argentine
Servings: 4 adult servings
Calories: 903kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 squash
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • mini bell peppers
  • 2 cup cooked rice or quinoa

chimichurri

  • 2 bunches flat-leaf parsley stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 8-10 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup oil canola or vegetable
  • ½ cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients for chimichurri in glass or plastic bowl.
  • Place chicken in one gallon-size bag and vegetables in another bag. Spoon enough chimichurri into each bag to coat contents and let marinate in refrigerator for about 2 hours. You should still have at least ½ c chimichurri left--refrigerate this as well.
  • Remove all bags and let come to room temperature.
  • Preheat grill to high heat, then lower to medium heat, about 400 degrees. Add chicken and veggies to grill. Remove veggies after they've slightly softened, about 10-15 minutes. Remove chicken after about 18 minutes, or 160 degrees. Let chicken rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Arrange four bowls with grain, chicken, veggies, then drizzle with remaining chimichurri.

Notes

Chimichurri Chicken Q&A
What does chimichurri taste like?
It has a fresh herby and tangy taste.  With fresh parsley and garlic it is a very bright and green flavor.
How long does chimichurri last in the fridge?
If kept in an airtight container, chimichurri lasts 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
Can I make chimichurri ahead of time?
Yes! It is even better if made 24-48 hours ahead.
How do I cook quinoa?
We have a post that gives you all the tips and tricks about cooking quinoa.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 903kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 2708mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 40135IU | Vitamin C: 113.2mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 7.7mg