Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chicken Burrito Bowls

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

By leaving out the carb-heavy tortilla wrap, this chicken burrito bowl is made diabetic-friendly.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 8-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, halved horizontally
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ of a peeled avocado
  • ¼ cup finely snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fat-free milk (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ of a 15-oz. can ( ¾ cup) reduced-sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (1 oz.)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Preparation

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  1. Cook quinoa with cumin and ¼ teaspoon of the salt and pepper according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of chicken with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet heat oil over medium. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Remove and let stand 5 minutes. Cut into strips.
  3. In a small bowl combine avocado, cilantro, yogurt and lime juice until nearly smooth. If desired, thin with milk to reach drizzling consistency.
  4. Divide lettuce among individual bowls. Top with quinoa, tomatoes, beans, chicken, avocado mixture, cheese and pepitas.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 ounces chicken, about ⅓ cup quinoa, 3 tablespoons beans, and ½ cup lettuce
  • Per serving: 377 calories; 14 g fat(3 g sat); 6 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 36 g protein; 79 mcg folate; 88 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 732 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 161 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 512 mg sodium; 890 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 1½ fat, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

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