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If you’ve never been to Protein Bar in Chicago, you’re truly missing out, particularly on their buffalo bowl. All-natural chicken + organic quinoa + homemade buffalo sauce + blue cheese = heaven in a bowl. What you’re not missing out on is their prices. SO why not make said bowl at home?! Save a buck, buy a new swimsuit. Or a vacation. Or a gym membership. Whatever you want.
This recipe is great if you pack your lunch because it will keep in the fridge for a few days. I made a big bowl and ate it all week! You can eat it warm like rice or cold like a salad – either way, it’s like chicken wings but healthy. What’s not to love?!
Oh, and it’s super easy. I didn’t really measure anything, just threw it all together and tossed. I did my best to measure the ingredients below, but eyeball it. If you’d like more veggies – throw em in. If it’s not buffalo-y for ya, lube it up. I didn’t have any, but I’d highly recommend adding blue cheese or feta, if you’re into that sorta thing. I am.
Beer pairing: Any.
Copycat Protein Bar Buffalo Bowl
What you need:
1 cup dry organic quinoa
1 3/4 cups chicken stock (or water)
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 all-natural chicken breast
Cheese (blue, feta, cheddar, I don’t care go crazy)
Store-bought buffalo sauce (look for one with the lowest sodium)
S&P to taste
What you do:
1. Add dry quinoa and chicken stock to large pot. Bring to a rapid boil, turn heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is no longer crunchy.
2. Meanwhile, bake your chicken breast until it’s done. You can also use a store-bought rotisserie.
3. Once chicken and quinoa are cooked, throw everything together in a large bowl.
4. Toss, toss, toss. Taste. Add more sauce. Toss again. 🙂