Poblano Chicken Harvest Bowls

Poblano Chicken Harvest Bowls

These Poblano Chicken Harvest Bowls are made up of ground chicken, roasted vegetables, rice, and a flavorful sauce from roasted poblano peppers, onion, and garlic. They are a great high protein meal for your week.
PREP TIME
30 Minutes
COOK TIME
35 Minutes

Per Serving – Makes 5

655 Calories

58g C | 48g P | 26g F

How to Meal Prep Poblano Chicken Harvest Bowls

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Poblano Chicken Harvest Bowls

4.25 from 4 votes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, meal prep
Keyword: chicken, gluten free
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 655kcal
These Poblano Chicken Harvest Bowls are made up of ground chicken, roasted vegetables, rice, and a flavorful sauce from roasted poblano peppers, onion, and garlic. They are a great high protein meal for your week.
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Ingredients

For the Rice

  • cups (375 g) cooked rice I used 150g dry rice
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) lime juice
  • salt to taste

For the Poblano Sauce

  • 2 medium (200 g) poblano peppers
  • 1 small (100 g) onion
  • 4 cloves (15 g) garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) oil
  • ¼ cup (113 g) plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 6 sprigs (7 g) cilantro
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) lime juice
  • salt to taste

For the Vegetables

  • 2 medium (600 g) sweet potatoes
  • ½ lb (227 g) broccoli
  • tbsp (23 g) oil
  • salt to taste

For the Chicken

  • 2 lbs (908 g) ground chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp (6 g) garlic powder
  • 2 tsp (6 g) dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • 5 tbsp (50 g) roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 5 tbsp (50 g) feta cheese

Instructions

For the Rice

  • Cook enough rice to yield cups of cooked rice. 1 cup of dry rice will make 2-3 cups of cooked rice depending on what kind of rice you use. I used 150g of calrose rice here.
  • Once the the rice is cooked, fluff it up and add in some lime juice and salt to flavor to your preference.

For the Roasted Poblano Sauce

  • Preheat your oven to 425℉.
  • Wash your peppers and cilantro. Remove the seed capsule from your peppers and roughly chop them into big pieces.
  • Cut your onion into a large dice and remove the skin from the garlic.
  • Place the onion, peppers, and garlic on a sheet pan. Drizzle over 1 tbsp of oil and salt to your preference. I find placing the peppers with the skin side facing up can help with the roasting process.
  • Place the tray into the oven on the top shelf and roast for 15-18 minutes.
  • Once roasted and the peppers have begun to blister, remove from the oven and rest for a few minutes. If you wish, you can peel away the skin from the exterior of the peppers. The roasting process should have loosened it. My rule for this is if it is easy to take off, I do it. If it takes a bit of effort to remove, I don't worry about it.
  • Place the roasted vegetables, cilantro, yogurt, and lime juice into a blender. Blend until smooth and taste test. Adjust flavor with salt to taste. You can also add a bit of water to thin out your sauce if needed.
  • Divide the sauce out into small ramekins to place into each container.

For the Roasted Vegetables

  • Wash and cut your sweet potatoes and broccoli. Cut the potatoes into a large dice and the broccoli into small florets.
  • Add the potatoes to a large bowl and 1 tbsp of oil with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Spread the potatoes out on a sheet pan and roast at 425℉ for 22-25 minutes, turning half way through.
  • Toss the broccoli with ½ tbsp of oil and salt and pepper.
  • After the potatoes have been roasting for 10-12 minutes, remove them from the oven, toss around to flip. Move them to one side of the sheet pan and add the broccoli to the opposite site. Return to the oven for another 10-12 minutes.

For the Chicken

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in 1 tbsp of oil and the ground chicken. Spread the chicken out over the bottom of the skillet and allow it to sit over the heat before breaking it up to develop good color.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your preference and 2 tsp each of garlic powder and dried oregano.
  • Break the chicken up into small pieces and stir. Once it has finished cooking and is no longer pink in color, taste test and adjust as needed.

Plating

  • This recipe makes 5 servings. Divide all of your ingredients between each of the 5 containers. Each one gets one ramekin of the roasted poblano sauce.
  • After reheating each meal in the microwave, I like to top the meals with 1 tbsp of roasted pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta cheese. This is optional but can be a nice addition for texture and flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 26g | Fiber: 6.9g

NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR THE Poblano Chicken Harvest Bowls

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Servings
Carbs
290.3g
Protein
242g
Fat
127.5g
Calories
3276.7 cals

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Sophie P

    4 stars
    This recipe is great! I like the contrast of flavor and the difference in texture

  2. Bobby Stark

    The amount allowed for ingredients is wack, keep in mind this is 1 serving.
    375g of rice, 600g sweet potato, way too much

    1. Adam Hosier

      It’s for 5 servings. Where do you see 1?

    2. Zach

      That’s 5 servings…

  3. Kristen Whitehead

    3 stars
    Labor intensive. Tasted just okay. Definitely add the feta and seeds.

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