Healthy Hot Chicken Bowls

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 Photo courtesy of Sarah-Jane Bedwell

Simple, high-protein ingredients come together in this delicious bowl with 43g of protein per serving. Flavored with spicy hot sauce and cooling blue cheese dressing, it’s a mouthwatering dish perfect for dad.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 552; Protein: 43 grams; Fat: 29 grams; Carbs: 34 grams; Sugars: 6 grams

Recipe and photo by Sarah-Jane Bedwell of Cooking with Sarah-Jane

Prep time

25 min.

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 large bag cole slaw, about 20 ounces
  • Blue cheese dressing (recipe below)
  • 3 ounces light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ lbs rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • For the blue cheese dressing:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup canola oil mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp pickles, chopped
For the blue cheese dressing: Whisk the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, mustards, vinegar, salts, and pepper together. Fold in blue cheese, cilantro, and pickles.
Toss slaw in blue cheese dressing. Set aside. Whisk cream cheese, smoked paprika, and garlic powder into hot sauce. Toss shredded chicken in hot sauce until well coated. Layer six salad bowls with quinoa, slaw, and chicken. Garnish with avocado and/or carrot and celery sticks if desired. Enjoy!