Wednesday, August 14, 2019

cuban chicken and black bean quinoa bowls with fried bananas.

I am on a vast “bowl” meals kick proper now. I assume it’s all this healthy, contemporary consuming that I’m recently into on the moment. It appears that whilst it involves healthy, contemporary meals it simply works properly in a bowl!

cuban chicken and black bean quinoa bowls with fried bananas.

I don’t know, both that or I truly simply like making big bowls of delicious food.

But umm, comfortable Wednesday!! I am so excited for on the moment simply due to the fact I am again within the kitchen cooking. Yes! I spent Monday and Tuesday catching up on pc work (ugh) simply due to the fact I had folks finishing up in my kitchen and photograph room. They had been finishing the last coat of paint and different miscellaneous things, which intended no cooking for me. I can't even count the last day I didn’t prepare dinner for nearly the general day. With Christmas and New Years, I’ve truthfully been cooking for 3 weeks instantly – and quite a lot all of December too. My new kitchen certainly got a nice exercise though, especially over Christmas.

Oh my gosh, I was tired, but trust it or not, I nonetheless hated sitting and staring at my pc display all day long.

That is simply so no longer my thing, but everyones gotta do it at a few point…I guess. Bottom line is I am loopy exited to get again to cooking and photographing today. I guess I variety of love it…obviously.

Oh, and I also spent a respectable portion of my Monday evening time pulling my brother’s pals big trailer filled with snowmobiles out of my driveway. Yup, I didn’t even know I had it in me, but seemingly I am quite nice at getting folks unstuck. Even if their trailer is the largest I even have ever considered they usually don’t have snow tires (ahh..yes). Who doesn’t have snow tires up proper correct here (his buddy IS from Michigan though)? And yes, I do have five brothers…wonder the position the heck they were?

And again to those Cuban hen and black bean quinoa bowls, simply due to the fact my rambling is making me tired.

Doesn’t this simply seem to be so quite and delicious? I assume so, especially the delicious part. So many nice flavors, so many textures. Besides being a style freak, I am also a texture freak, so here is absolutely my variety of bowl.

Plus, hello! Cuban food. YUM!

Now I discover there are a reasonable quantity of steps to this recipe. DO NOT let this scare you off. I won't lie, those bowls take a bit of time, but nothing is that difficult and also you make them on your liking. I obviously might no longer suggest skimping on even one section of this meal, simply due to the fact I assume everything in it's a must. The fried bananas? FOR SURE? The Mangos? WITHOUT A DOUBT. The quinoa? Well, rice might absolutely work amazing proper correct here too, but quinoa provides us protein and general grains. The chicken? THE BEST.

And that quite a lot sums up how I truly sense about this meal.

Meaning I obviously adore it to death, that's why my caps lock has been on method too a lot during this post. Sorry, but how else am I supposed to present you my excitement. I imply you can’t in reality see me, so caps lock it is. Don’t get annoyed, simply know I really, truly love this bowl.

And I am variety of mildly (or perhaps wildly?) exited for you guys to make them too. I desire you like them as a lot as all of us did!

Oh, but earlier than I cross – fried bananas finished in a savory dish? Best. Thing. Ever.

Seriously, don't be freaked via them. They are delish!

Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls with Fried Bananas | @hbharvest


4.18 from 79 votes
cuban hen and black bean quinoa bowls with fried chili spiced bananas + spicy mangos.
By halfbakedharvest
Course: fundamental course
Cuisine: american, cuban, south american
Keyword: black bean, chicken, quinoa bowl, spicy
So....these Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls with Fried Bananas.....YES!

 prep time 30 minutes
 prepare dinner time 30 minutes
 complete time 1 hour
 servings four servings
 energy 819 kcal



1 teaspoon cumin
3 cloves garlic minced or grated
1 red chile seeded
good pinch of pepper
3/4 cup + 1/4 orange juice divided
the juice of four limes + 1 lime zested
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 cup cilantro
1 pound boneless hen breast cut into chunk dimension pieces
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion chopped
1 red pepper chopped
1 1/2 cups dry quinoa
2 cups cooked black beans rinsed + tired if utilizing canned
2 cloves garlic minced or grated
salt and pepper to taste
2 bananas sliced + chili powder if desired
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 mango diced
1 red chile seeded + chopped
1/2 of one lime juiced
1/4 cup contemporary cilantro chopped
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To a blender, upload the cumin, 3 cloves garlic, red chile, pinch of pepper, 3/4 cup orange juice, lime juice + lime zest, honey, soy sauce and cilantro. Blend till everything is finely chopped and smooth. Next, upload the hen to a bowl or a ziplock bag and pour half the marinade over the chicken. Toss to coat and permit the hen to sit for 20 minutes, and even overnight, within the marinade.

Meanwhile, work on the quinoa. Heat a wide excessive sided skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot upload the oil and onion. Cook for 5-10 minutes or till the onion is soft. Add the red pepper and quinoa, prepare dinner one other five minutes till the red pepper is delicate and the quinoa is frivolously toasted. Now pour in 3 cups of water or hen broth, carry the combination to a boil, conceal after which simmer over low warmth for 25-30 minutes or till the quinoa is cooked and fluffy. Once the quinoa is finished cooking, scoot it over to the edge and upload one other drizzle of oil to the skillet if needed, upload the black beans, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook till warmed through. Alternately, you might possibly simply stir the black beans into the quinoa.

While the quinoa cooks, fry the bananas. Remove the peels from the bananas and slice into 1/2 inch thick slices. Set a skillet over medium to medium-high warmth and upload the oil. Lay down your banana slices and sprinkle with chili powder if using, fry for 4-5 minutes on every side. Be certain to observe the warmth and switch it down if the bananas are browning too quickly. You desire sufficient warmth to caramelize and brown the slices, but you do no longer desire them to burn. Remove from the skillet and vicinity on a plate. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Add the mango, red chile, lime juice and cilantro to a bowl. Toss well.

To prepare dinner the chicken, warmth a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, upload a drizzle of olive oil. Add half the hen and cook, 3-5 minutes or till browned throughout and cooked throughout. Remove and repeat with the rest chicken. Once all of the hen is cooked, conceal with foil. Add the rest marinade + 1/4 cup orange juice to the skillet and carry to a boil. Add the 2 tablespoons of butter and prepare dinner about 5 minutes or till decreased slightly. Stir in a few chopped cilantro if desired.

To serve, divide the quinoa amongst bowls. Top with chicken, black beans, mangos and bananas. Drizzle with the the mojo sauce and chopped cilantro if desired.source