Quinoa & Chicken Tabbouleh Bowls

These hearty quinoa bowls are loaded with shredded chicken and fresh veggies, so make them your go-to when you need a healthy meal. Slow cook the chicken and quinoa together to cut down on the time you spend in the kitchen.

Quinoa and Chicken Tabbouleh Bowls
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
8 cups


  • 12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 ½ cup water

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 cup seeded, quartered, and sliced cucumber

  • 1 ½ cup chopped tomatoes or quartered grape tomatoes

  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • ½ cup sliced green onions

  • ¾ cup chopped fresh mint and/or basil

  • ¼ cup sliced pitted kalamata olives


  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine chicken, the water, quinoa, and 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Cover and cook on low 2 1/4 hours or until quinoa is tender. Remove chicken from cooker. Transfer quinoa mixture to a large bowl.

  2. Shred chicken using two forks. Stir chicken, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, oil, lemon juice, and crushed red pepper into quinoa mixture. Add cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, and green onions; toss to combine. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes (up to 8 hours).

  3. Before serving, stir in mint and/or basil. Divide mixture among serving bowls. Top with olives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 27.6mg 138%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 3.9mg 22%
Potassium 649mg 14%
Folate, total 101.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles