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Healthy Chicken Power Bowl with Roasted Vegetables

This Chicken Power Bowl features crisp lettuce, roasted veggies, almond wild rice, juicy chicken, and a cilantro dressing. It’s a healthy and delicious dinner the whole family will love!

Chicken power bowl with roasted vegetables and cilantro on wood cutting board with striped towel nearby.

One of my favorite restaurant dishes is the Chicken Almond-Wild Rice bowl from Aubergine Kitchen.

I had it for the first time in spring 2020 and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since!

Since it’s not practical to eat out every night of the week, I decided to recreate the bowl so I could have it whenever I wanted.

This recipe works because it’s:

  • Absolutely delicious! The rice, chicken, and roasted vegetables pair so well with the cilantro lime dressing. Just one bite and you’ll be hooked!
  • Not too time involved. There’s a good balance of made-from-scratch and store-bought elements in this recipe so you’ll get the homemade taste without spending the entire night on dinner.
  • Filling and nutritious. You’re getting a serving of grains, vegetables, protein, complex carbs, and fats in this meal so it will keep you full for longer.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Chicken power bowl ingredients on white table including lettuce, rice and sweet potatoes.

PREHEAT your oven to 425 degrees.

PEEL and chop 2 sweet potatoes into bite-size pieces. PLACE the sweet potato pieces in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some salt. ARRANGE the sweet potatoes onto a large sheet pan in an even layer and set aside.

Cubed sweet potato pieces on sheet pan next to lettuce and wild rice.

WASH, dry, and cut one head of broccoli and one head of cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. PLACE the broccoli and cauliflower pieces in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some salt and pepper. ARRANGE the broccoli and cauliflower onto a large sheet pan in an even layer.

Chopped broccoli and cauliflower on metal baking sheet next to wooden cutting board.

ROAST the sweet potatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower in the oven until tender and crisp (usually 20-30 minutes). CHECK the vegetables and flip for even cooking every 10 minutes.

WHILE the vegetables are roasting, cook 2 boxes of wild rice according to the package directions. ADD 1/4 cup sliced almonds before serving.

Wild rice in small metal stock pot next to blue and white striped kitchen towel.

CUT 2 chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and pan fry in 1 tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with 2 tablespoons of lemon pepper seasoning while they cook.

Lemon pepper chicken pieces in skillet large black skillet with gold handles.

WHILE everything is cooking, wash and chop 1 head of romaine lettuce.

Shredded romaine lettuce large metal mixing bowl next to cooked chopped chicken.

ASSEMBLE the chicken power bowls with lettuce first and then an even amount of broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, chicken, and wild rice. TOP the bowls with a creamy cilantro lime dressing.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

Chicken power bowl with roasted veggies and lettuce on wood cutting board with gold forks in background.

This recipe has a lot of different steps, but once you get all of the ingredients cooking, you’ll just need to keep an eye on everything. These power bowls are so delicious and worth every step!

The combination may sound a little odd, but all of the flavors work together so well! If you’re worried about the dressing, you can always swap it out for a creamy poppy seed, ranch, or balsamic vinaigrette.

You can also add some pico de gallo to these power bowls for even more flavor.

Lately, I’ve been making these bowls with shredded rotisserie chicken to save time. You can use the plain chicken or add some lemon pepper seasoning for extra flavor.

Alternatively, you can easily make this recipe vegetarian by omitting the chicken.

I went the easy route with wild rice mixes, but feel free to make the almond wild rice from scratch.

I use this cilantro lime dressing for this recipe, but you can use your favorite store-bought brand if you want!

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Chicken power bowl drizzled with cilantro lime dressing and gold fork on wood cutting board.

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FAQs

Chicken power bowl with sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, rice, and cilantro on wood cutting board.
What is in a chicken power bowl?

A chicken power bowl is a one bowl meal that features “power foods” which are physically and mentally satisfying.

This chicken power bowl consists of small amounts of crisp lettuce, roasted veggies, almond wild rice, juicy chicken, and a cilantro dressing.

Part of the fun of power bowls is getting to customize them, so feel free to swap out ingredients for your favorites!

How many calories is a chicken power bowl?

This chicken power bowl recipe has 520 calories per serving if you use 1.5 tablespoons of dressing.

While it may be more calories than other dishes, you’re getting all of the nutritious macros you need in one bowl which will keep you full long after you eat.

Are power bowls healthy?

Power bowls can be healthy if you’re using nutritious ingredients.

This recipe contains all of the macros you need to sustain a healthy diet and since half the bowl is made of vegetables, a quarter is made of carbs, and a quarter is protein, this chicken power bowl is considered a healthy balanced meal.

I hope your family loves this chicken power bowl recipe! If you make it, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!

 

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Chicken power bowl with roasted vegetables and cilantro on wood cutting board with striped towel nearby.

Chicken Power Bowl with Roasted Vegetables

The Ashcroft Family Table
This Chicken Power Bowl features crisp lettuce, roasted veggies, almond rice, juicy chicken, and a cilantro dressing. It's a healthy and delicious dinner!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 8.6 ounces boxed long grain & wild rice
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken breasts, or shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • Creamy cilantro lime dressing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Peel and chop sweet potatoes into bite-size pieces. Place the sweet potato pieces in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt. Arrange the sweet potatoes onto a large sheet pan in an even layer and set aside.
  • Wash, dry, and cut broccoli and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Place the broccoli and cauliflower pieces in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt and pepper. Arrange the broccoli and cauliflower onto a large sheet pan in an even layer.
  • Roast the sweet potatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower in the oven until tender and crisp (usually 20-30 minutes). Check the vegetables and flip for even cooking every 10 minutes.
  • While the vegetables are roasting, cook the wild rice according to the package directions. Add sliced almonds before serving.
  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and pan fry in 1 tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with lemon pepper seasoning while they cook.
  • While everything is cooking, wash and chop romaine lettuce.
  • Assemble the bowls with lettuce first and then an even amount of broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, chicken, and wild rice. Top the bowls with a creamy cilantro lime dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 30gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 195mgPotassium: 1421mgFiber: 11gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 11767IUVitamin C: 139mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken power bowl, power bowl, protein bowl, sweet potato buddha bowl, veggie power bowl
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Recipe Rating




eat chimac

Thursday 21st of January 2021

I really loved it,Thanks For Sharing this with us ,i will definitely try this and hey also check out my recipe ..

Scott Alexander

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Would only suggest spinach or micro-greens or baby chard

Jessica Ashcroft

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Thanks Scott! You could definitely use a variety of greens for this power bowl. Whatever you prefer.

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