I have been drooling over Buddha bowls for quite some time now and recently shared my faves in the blog post 8 beautiful Buddha Bowls that you need in your life right now.
So, this week I decided that I better get in on the game and make my own. I was playing around with flavours and came up with this Lemon Garlic Chicken Buddha Bowl which features my popular baked garlic butter sweet potato fries. Other than cooking the lemon garlic chicken and the sweet potato fries, this salad is super simple to make and is packed full of delicious flavours.
I hope you like my latest recipe, the first of many Buddha bowls to come.
Lemon Garlic Chicken Buddha Bowl
Lemon Garlic Chicken
- 100 grams chicken breast, sliced thinly
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley (fresh or dry)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, for cooking
Sweet Potato Fries
- 100 grams sweet potato, sliced into thin fries
- 1/2 tablespoon organic butter, melted ( or melted coconut oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 - 2 boiled eggs
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- Handful of greens
Honey Mustard Dressing (optional)
- 1 tablespoons coconut vinegar 'balsamic' style
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
Add the chicken to a bowl with the garlic, lemon juice and parsley. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
While the chicken is marinating, preheat oven to 220 degrees celcius and lightly grease a baking tray or sheet. Place sweet potato fries in a bowl. Next, add melted butter, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Pour over the fries, mixing well to combine. Place the fries in a single layer on the baking tray (or sheet) and place in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes or until browned, turning over at the 15 minute mark.
When you have turned over the fries, pre-heat a small fry pan on medium high heat, add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and cook chicken until golden brown.
To make the dressing, add the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well to combine
To assemble the buddha bowl, first add the greens, then the cherry tomato, cucumber, avocado, sweet potato fries. eggs and finally chicken. Then, pour over the dressing (if you are having) and enjoy.