High-Protein BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowl | BJJ Meals
high-protein bbq chicken with quinoa recipe

High-Protein BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowl | BJJ Meals

High-Protein BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowl | BJJ Meals
high protein bbq chicken with quinoa recipe

This high-protein BBQ Chicken recipe is designed to support the intense physical demands of BJJ training. The lean protein from chicken aids muscle repair and growth, essential after grappling sessions.

Type: Main

Cuisine: BBQ Chicken

Keywords: BBQ Chicken

Recipe Yield: 4

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • 2 cups water

Editor's Rating:
5

Benefits for BJJ:

This high-protein BBQ Chicken recipe is designed to support the intense physical demands of BJJ training. The lean protein from chicken aids muscle repair and growth, essential after grappling sessions.

Quinoa provides a slow-releasing carbohydrate source, which helps replenish glycogen stores for sustained energy, benefiting both your endurance on the mats and recovery post-training. The variety of vegetables supplies vitamins and minerals to support overall health, which is vital for maintaining a strong immune system and ensuring you can train consistently.

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover, and reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Heat olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken breasts and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). In the last few minutes of cooking, brush the chicken with BBQ sauce, coating evenly.
  4. Let the chicken rest for a couple of minutes before slicing it. This allows the juices to redistribute, making sure the chicken remains moist.
  5. Assemble the bowl by dividing the cooked quinoa among four bowls. Top with sliced BBQ chicken, black beans, corn, diced bell pepper, red onion, and sliced avocado.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side.
  7. Enjoy your meal knowing it’s not only delicious but also fortifying your BJJ game by aiding quick recovery, promoting muscle growth, and providing lasting energy for improved stamina and grip strength during training.

This recipe is perfect for a post-training meal when your body needs protein and nutrients to recover and prepare for the next session. The preparation is straightforward and quick, ensuring you’re not spending too much time cooking when you could be resting or studying new techniques.

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