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Shredded Buffalo Chicken Bowl
with Fresh Veggies + Quinoa

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowl

Do you ever find yourself looking for ways to take delicious meals and make them healthy? We do just that with our buffalo chicken bowl. This bowl combines veggies, shredded buffalo chicken, and quinoa into a delicious healthy bowl.

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  • 20 mins
    Active Time
  • 30 mins
    Total Time




  • ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups romaine, chopped
  • 1 red tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ red onion, diced
For the Sauce
  • ½ cup Franks Red Hot sauce (original)
  • ½ oz cream cheese, softened
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 cups romaine, chopped
  • 2 red tomatoes, diced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1 red onion, diced
For the Sauce
  • 1 cup Franks Red Hot sauce (original)
  • 1 oz cream cheese, softened
  • salt + pepper


  • pot
  • pan
  • stovetop


  1. Start by poaching the chicken. Add the chicken breast to the bottom of the pan, season generously with salt, and cover in about an inch of water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 12-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through (no longer pink in the middle)
  3. Meanwhile, as the chicken is boiling, get the quinoa started in a medium saucepan. Read the package for instructions, but typically you're going to use 2 cups of water for every 1 cup quinoa. Bring the water to a boil, add in the quinoa (and optionally, a slice of butter and few pinches of salt), turn heat to low, cover, and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Next, let’s prepare the veggies while the chicken and quinoa cook. Chop the tomato, onion, avocado and lettuce (scroll down for instructional videos).
  5. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and Franks hot sauce and mix well together.
  6. Once the chicken has cooked, remove from the pan and place on a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken and add to the hot sauce mixture. Mix well, coating all the chicken in the sauce.
  7. Check your quinoa! Once the water is all soaked in, turn off heat and fluff quinoa with a fork.
  8. Time to eat! Assemble by adding a handful lettuce to your bowl and a scoop of quinoa. Top with red onion, tomato, avocado. Now, add your delicious buffalo chicken and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • Remove the desired amount of cream cheese from the fridge before cooking. It allows it to get to room temperature and is easier to work with.
  • If desired, drizzle with ranch or bleu cheese dressing. As a high protein alternative Sizzle prefers to use a dollop of greek yogurt which provides a creamy tangy flavor to cut the heat.
  • Use broth in place of water for additional flavor when cooking the quinoa
  • Added flare: garnish with parsley
  • The darker the leafy the more nutrients it contains. Use spinach, kale, or even arugula as a more nutrient packed alternative to romaine.

Instructional Videos

How to Slice an Avocado

How to Dice an Onion

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