Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowl Recipe

buffalo chicken quinoa

Over the past year I have fallen in love with quinoa! I started replacing my rice with quinoa in many recipes and it always tastes amazing.

But a few days ago I was craving something a little different. I wanted quinoa, but also wanted something spicy, and a way to use up the chicken in my fridge that was going to expire (oops). Then it came to meBuffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowl!

Such a simple recipe and it’s perfect for a filling lunch for one (or two if you double the recipe). Enjoy!

Ingredients (single serving)

  • 2 skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup raw quinoa
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Chives for garnish


  1. In a bowl, mix sriracha, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. This is all to taste and preferenceI like mine a little spicier so I add more sriracha.
  2. Toss chicken tenders into the spice mixture and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes at 375 degreesor until fully cooked.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, rinse and strain quinoa. In a small pot combine quinoa with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil then turn heat to low. Cook quinoa until all the water is absorbed–do not burn! Remove from the heat and use a fork to fluff the grains and mix in 3 Tablespoons tomato sauce
  4. Once chicken is cooked, cut into 1 inch cubes and mix in with quinoa. Add some more sriracha for flavor.
  5. Sprinkle chives on top for garnish



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