| | BLACKENED CHICKEN POWER BOWLS

Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 15 min / Total Time: 60 min / Servings: 4

Power bowls for Power Athlete’s! This well-balanced meal checks all the boxes. Protein, carbohydrates, fats…deliciousness. These power bowls are perfect for a big meal prep and it’s really easy to swap in your favourite veggies. Chicken breast can sometimes be dry, but this recipe calls for a quick sear to ensure all the juices are locked in and holds all the flavour!

Macros :

Per Serving.
Calories: 727
Protein: 42 g
Carbohydrates: 42 g
Fat: 45 g

*includes chicken, sweet potatoes, broccoli and avocado crema

Ingredients:

BLACKENED CHICKEN

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

CHICKEN RUB

  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES AND BROCCOLI

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes – diced
  • 2 heads broccoli – chopped 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper

AVOCADO CREMA

  • 2 medium avocados
  • 1 lime – juiced
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

METHOD

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400

For the Roast Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

Step 2: Combine diced sweet potatoes in a medium mixing bowl, drizzle olive oil and toss until fully coated. Sprinkle half of the spices and mix again!

Step 3: In another bowl, combine chopped broccoli, drizzle olive oil and toss until fully coated. Use the rest of the spices and toss.

Step 4: Spread evenly on a 2 separate baking sheets and once oven is preheated, bake for 30 minutes and give the pans a shake to ensure the potatoes and broccoli are evenly cooked. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown

For the Blackened Chicken

Step 1: Drizzle olive oil to coat chicken breasts. Combine all the spices in chicken rub and toss again

Step 2: Heat a skillet or pan on medium high heat, drizzle oil on the HOT pan

Step 3: Sear the chicken until golden brown, 2 minute per side. Flip and cook on other side for an additional 2 minute. Transfer on to a baking sheet

Step 4: Place chicken in preheated oven for an additional 20 minutes. Or until the chicken is no longer pink inside. 

Step 5: Let chicken sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving!

For the Avocado Crema

Step 1: Combine avocado, coconut milk, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper  in a high powered blender

Step 2: Blend until smooth. Taste test, add extra spices to suit your tastebuds!

Bowl Assembly

Portion out the roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli as your base. Feel free to add rice, quinoa, sweet potato noodles etc for a heartier bowl! Slice and layer on chicken. Top with avocado crema and enjoy!!

Perfect Pairings:

This recipe pairs perfectly with our tired and tested nutrition protocols.
Leaning Protocol
Bulking Protocol

Alternatively, level-up your nutrition with our one-on-one Nutrition Coaching. Get a bespoke plan tailored to match your specific needs by one of our Power Athlete nutrition ninjas. Hit us up and we will steer you towards your goals.

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AUTHOR

Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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