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Chicken Berry Brown Rice Bowls| Craving Something Healthy
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Chicken Berry and Brown Rice Bowl

A light and easy low glycemic dinner in a bowl
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword brown rice, chicken, low carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 619kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

For the Bowl

  • 1/3 cup US grown long-grain brown rice
  • 3/4 cup water or unsalted chicken stock
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 6 ounces shredded rotisserie chicken breast (or any cooked chicken breast)
  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup thin sliced sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds

Instructions

To Make the Dressing

  • Combine the olive oil, honey, vinegar, Greek yogurt, dry mustard, onion powder, poppy seeds, and salt in a jar. Cover and shake well until everything is smooth and combined. Set the dressing aside.

To Cook the Rice

  • Combine the rice and water (or stock) in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to heat to low, cover, and let the rice simmer for about 40 minutes, or until cooked.
    If using a rice cooker, combine the rice and liquid and turn it on. It will turn off when the rice is cooked.
  • If desired, chill the rice for several hours or overnight.

To Assemble the Bowls

  • Combine the cooked brown rice, greens, chicken breast, blackberries, strawberries, and onion in a large mixing bowl. Toss gently to combine.
  • Pour all (or the desired amount) of dressing over the ingredients and toss again.
  • Divide the mixture into two bowls. Sprinkle each portion with 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

If desired, double or triple the rice and liquid. You can keep extra in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1059IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg