Chicken-Quinoa Bowl with Strawberries & Pecans


This simple chicken grain bowl makes a perfect family dinner. Let everyone customize their meal by portioning the greens and grains into bowls, then serving the remaining ingredients buffet-style so eaters can pick and choose what they want to top theirs with.

Chicken-Quinoa Bowl with Strawberries & Pecans
Photo: Charlotte & Johnny Autry
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled

  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken

  • 8 large strawberries, quartered

  • ½ small watermelon radish or 4 small red radishes, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Whisk vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in oil in a slow, steady stream until emulsified.

  2. Divide lettuce, quinoa, chicken, strawberries, radish, goat cheese and pecans evenly among 4 bowls. Drizzle with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

511 Calories
31g Fat
29g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Vitamin A 4268IU 85%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Vitamin D 6IU 2%
Vitamin E 3mg 22%
Folate 118mcg 30%
Vitamin K 50mcg 42%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 103mg 25%
Potassium 563mg 12%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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