Your Monday night dinner sorted: Dietitian shares her healthy chicken taco bowl recipe


A dietitian has shared her favourite healthy chicken taco bowl recipe, and it works perfectly as a meal prepped lunch through the week.

Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, said she loves making the spicy chicken bowls on a Sunday ahead of a busy week at work, and will enjoy one fresh before boxing up the other three or four for lunches at her clinic from Monday.

‘Come meal prep with me – this is so quick and easy,’ Leanne said in a TikTok video on the subject.

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A dietitian has shared her favourite healthy chicken taco bowl recipe, and it works perfectly as a meal prepped lunch through the week (Leanne Ward pictured)

A dietitian has shared her favourite healthy chicken taco bowl recipe, and it works perfectly as a meal prepped lunch through the week (Leanne Ward pictured)

Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, loves making the spicy chicken bowls on a Sunday ahead of a busy week at work, and will eat one fresh before boxing the rest for the week (pictured)

Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, loves making the spicy chicken bowls on a Sunday ahead of a busy week at work, and will eat one fresh before boxing the rest for the week (pictured)

To make the spicy taco bowls, you’ll need some chicken breasts, extra Virgin olive oil, garlic granules, cumin seeds, hot chilli flakes, brown rice, black beans and sweetcorn.

You’ll also need plenty of vegetables including spinach, carrots, tomatoes and beetroot, as well as some lime, a sprinkle of cheese and some tomato salsa upon serving.

The bowls themselves are incredibly easy and quick to make.

All you need to do is chop the chicken and add some olive oil and your spices, before leaving it in the fridge for an hour so the chicken can marinate.

Then, cook the chicken in a pan and assemble the various ingredients carefully.

To make the spicy taco bowls, you'll need some chicken breasts, extra Virgin olive oil, garlic granules, cumin seeds, hot chilli flakes, brown rice, black beans and sweetcorn (Leanne pictured making the bowls)

To make the spicy taco bowls, you'll need some chicken breasts, extra Virgin olive oil, garlic granules, cumin seeds, hot chilli flakes, brown rice, black beans and sweetcorn (Leanne pictured making the bowls)

To make the spicy taco bowls, you’ll need some chicken breasts, extra Virgin olive oil, garlic granules, cumin seeds, hot chilli flakes, brown rice, black beans and sweetcorn (Leanne pictured making the bowls)

How to make Leanne’s spicy chicken taco bowls 

INGREDIENTS

Chicken breasts (roughly 100 grams per serving)

Drizzle of extra Virgin olive oil

Garlic granules

Cumin seeds

Hot chilli flakes

Brown rice

Black beans  

Sweetcorn

Spinach 

Carrots

Tomatoes

Beetroot

Lime 

Cheddar cheese

Tomato salsa 

METHOD 

Leanne shared the recipe for delicious healthy chicken taco bowls (pictured)

Leanne shared the recipe for delicious healthy chicken taco bowls (pictured)

1. Chop up your chicken into bitesize chunks and chop the carrots and tomatoes. Grate some beetroot.

2. Add a drizzle of extra Virgin olive oil to a bowl with the uncooked chicken and then throw in some of the spices including garlic granules, cumin seeds and hot chilli flakes.

3. Leave the chicken to marinate in the fridge for an hour.

4. Divide up the chicken into portions and pop each bit inside your containers.

5. Add the black beans, sweetcorn and brown rice into the containers.

6. Add a little spinach, the chopped carrot and tomatoes and grated beetroot.

7. Garnish with some lime, a sprinkle of cheese and some tomato salsa upon serving.

The dish should last 4-5 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Source: Leanne Ward 

All you need to do is chop the chicken and add some olive oil and your spices, before leaving it in the fridge for an hour so the chicken can marinate (pictured)

All you need to do is chop the chicken and add some olive oil and your spices, before leaving it in the fridge for an hour so the chicken can marinate (pictured)

All you need to do is chop the chicken and add some olive oil and your spices, before leaving it in the fridge for an hour so the chicken can marinate (pictured)

More than 100,000 people who saw the chicken taco bowls said they would love to try the recipe and would certainly meal prep it for work.

‘Omg, I need this,’ one commenter posted.

‘I love this and would add a tablespoon of sour cream or yoghurt,’ another added.

Some were curious as to how long the cooked dish would last in the fridge.

The dietitian explained she keeps it for between four and five days, as long as it is kept inside a sealed airtight container. 

You can add the tomato salsa to serve your dishes and they keep fresh in the fridge for four to five days (pictured)

You can add the tomato salsa to serve your dishes and they keep fresh in the fridge for four to five days (pictured)

You can add the tomato salsa to serve your dishes and they keep fresh in the fridge for four to five days (pictured)

Previously, Leanne (pictured) shared her go-to morning breakfast recipe for staying lean all year round

Previously, Leanne (pictured) shared her go-to morning breakfast recipe for staying lean all year round

The 31-year-old said her daily breakfast choice of tropical oats (pictured) is 'easy and healthy', but it also has enough in it to mean that she is full until she eats lunch

The 31-year-old said her daily breakfast choice of tropical oats (pictured) is ‘easy and healthy’, but it also has enough in it to mean that she is full until she eats lunch

Previously, Leanne shared her go-to morning breakfast recipe for staying lean all year round.

The 31-year-old said her daily breakfast choice of tropical oats is ‘easy and healthy’, but it also has enough in it to mean that she is full until she eats lunch after a busy morning of helping clients. 

To make the dish, you’ll need half a cup of milk, a third of a cup of rolled oats, 25 grams of vanilla protein, 70 grams of frozen mango, two tablespoons of shredded coconut and one teaspoon of chia seeds. 

In the evenings when she gets home from work, Leanne said she prepares all of her ingredients and pours them inside a jam or mason jar.

Once they are inside the jar, Leanne stirs them together and places the jar in the fridge overnight so that she has a delicious and nutritious meal ready for after she has been to the gym in the morning.

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