Hello dear reader and welcome to you today. I’m excited about the recipe I have brought along to share with you all! (It’s delicious, wonderful and a little outside the box, be warned. Please walk with me to a world outside the typical casserole, won’t you?) Have you noticed as you browse the internet, or look at restaurant menu’s the occasional appearance of entrees served in “bowls”. For example, Chili’s has a whole array of them including Chipotle Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl and Margarita Chicken Bowl. I’ve seen many Taco Bowls or Burrito Bowls around as well. What are they, you might be wondering? Generally they include some kind of protein, chicken or beef (or shrimp, yum!), a grain such as rice or quinoa and then a whole array of fresh toppings. Sounds a little different, yes? Different and delicious!
This particular “Bowl” recipe features delicious, saucy, shredded BBQ Chicken (made in the crock pot), the Coconut Lime Quinoa I shared with you earlier in the week and then a grand collection of delicious toppings. Black beans, corn, red pepper, onions, cilantro, cheese, avocado and chili lime tortilla strips. I like to scoop the warm chicken and quinoa into individual serving bowls and then let my family choose whatever toppings their individual taste buds appreciate.
Please be aware that when I served it to my family for the first time they looked at me with eyes that said “Hu? Come again? What? Put all those things in a bowl?” After hearing my request to keep an open mind and give it a heart felt try…they dished it up and gave me the thumbs up. It good, friends. Fresh tasting, a little outside the box…and super good.
Hope you’ll give it a try!
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!