{Recipe} Chicken Power Bowl

This dish is full of protein and fiber filled carbs. Perfect for a hearty lunch on a cool fall day!
I love barley. It’s chewy and hold up in both hot and cold dishes. A great carbohydrate that is filled with nutrients and fiber! And lentils are a great carb and protein source for both vegetarians and meat eaters. You can omit the chicken to make this completely vegan and still get in a healthy amount of protein!

~ Chicken Power Bowl ~
Serves 2-3

  • 10 ounces pre-cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup cooked barley
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • Salt, pepper, garlic,

I had all of these items pre-cooked so I simply added them in a bowl and mixed. You can buy pre-cooked packages of barley and lentils, or you can cook them according to the package. I cooked both my lentils and barley in water with some salt.
Once you have the barley and lentils, add the veggies. I used frozen peas, edamame and broccoli florets and steamed them until thawed. Feel free to use fresh ingredients!
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
Top with freshly baked chicken and serve. Enjoy warm or chilled!

Approx macros per serving:
45 grams protein
42 grams net carbs
14 grams fiber

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