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5 from 3 votes

Caprese Chicken Salad Meal Prep Bowls

Caprese chicken salad meal prep bowls bring a dose of summer to your lunch. With baked chicken, fresh cherry tomatoes, baby bocconcini, quinoa and basil leaves all drizzled in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, meal prep, quinoa, salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Denise Bustard

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 14 oz total
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 bunch basil leaves whole but removed from stem
  • 1 cup baby bocconcini

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  • Heat oven to 425°F. Toss the chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Bake chicken breasts for 22-28 minutes, until cooked through. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before cutting into cubes
  • Shake together vinaigrette ingredients.
  • Portion out meal prep bowls: 1/2 chicken breast, 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 1/4 cup bocconcini, 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves. Drizzle with vinaigrette (see *)

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Notes

* To keep basil 'fresh': Try to keep the basil at the top of the bowl, away from anything wet like the tomatoes, and avoid drizzling the basil with the vinaigrette. Avoid chopping the basil, leaving the leaves whole. You could alternatively use a basil paste like this one or leave the basil out until just prior to serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 26.6mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2.7mg