While answering a few client emails I heard a disturbing growling sound. Completely engrossed in my email I decided not to pay attention to the sound I was hearing until I heard another bear like sound. At this point I was getting a little worried that I had a new 'friend' in the office with me. After quickly surveying under my desk and behind the file cabinet I realized that the sound I was hear was not a bear but my stomach! Can you believe I was so involved in my inbox that I didn't even realize that the sound I was hearing was my own stomach?! Yeah, let's just say that I took that as a sign that it was time for lunch!

While browsing the net for a new recipe I came across this Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowl With Lime Quinoa from How Sweet It Is.


honey chipotle chicken
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons adobo sauce, from a can of chipotles in adobo
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey mustard
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 garlic cloves, minced

6 cups spring greens
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup torn fresh cilantro
4 green onions, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon honey

lime quinoa
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock, or even water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 lime, juiced and zest freshly grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Add the chicken breasts to a baking dish or ziplock bag and season with salt and pepper. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, adobo, honey, mustards, cilantro and garlic. Pour the marinade over the chicken, covering it evenly. Place it in the fridge and marinate for at least 2 hours, or even overnight.
When you're ready to make the meal, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tiny bit of olive oil and add the chicken, then cover the skillet and cook until the chicken is deeply browned on both sides and cooked in the center, about 6 minutes per side.
To make the salads, add the greens in a large bowl and toss them with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add the chicken on top along with the quinoa, the tomatoes, cilantro, green onions and avocado. Drizzle the bowl with the lime juice, olive oil and honey. Serve!

lime quinoa
Add the quinoa and stock (or water) to a saucepan over high heat and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the coconut oil (you can swap butter), lime juice, zest, salt and pepper.

Serves: 2-4   Total Time: 2+ hours to marinate, 30 minutes to make

Ah yum! Doesn't this look absolutely amazing! 

Check out How Sweet It Is for more yummy recipes! 

|Image and recipe via How Sweet It Is|

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