Green Lentil and Chicken Power Bowl
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
You’re probably wondering now what on earth a power bowl is. A power bowl is a meal made with lots of little elements that pack in various nutrients and will fill you up with tons of energy. Power bowls are also a great Sunday meal where you can use up all the leftover bits and pieces from your fridge before you go grocery shopping.
We’re using a moist chicken breast as our protein source, some herbed green lentils as slow-burning carbs, and tons of colorful veggies for crunch and lots of vitamins and nutrients. There are no rules for the veggies as long as you try and include lots of different colors and textures. The more color on your plate, the wider the range of vitamins you’ll get.
- 1 tablespoon Bragg Olive Oil
- 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally
- 1 cup green lentils, rinsed and drained
- 2 ½ cups water
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 thyme sprigs
- 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
- ½ head red cabbage, thinly sliced
- ½ head green cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
- lemon juice, to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the 4 chicken breast halves in a medium-sized roasting pan and drizzle with the tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in the oven to roast until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, around 15-20 minutes.
- In the meantime, add the lentils, water, bay leaf, and thyme sprigs to a small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the lentils are tender, around 20-25 minutes. Once the lentils are cooked through, remove the bay leaf and the thyme sprigs, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Assemble each power bowl by adding a scoop of herbed lentils in the center and arrange the chicken and the sliced veggies around the lentils. Season the veggies with salt and pepper to taste. Top everything with fresh parsley and a little squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information (per serving)