This Easy Green Goddess Buffalo Chicken Bowl is the epitome of delicious flavors in one simple dish. Packed with a ton of umami and boasting of perfectly roasted veggies, this bowl highlights cooked rice, broccoli, poblano peppers, green peas, buffalo popcorn chicken, and is moderately dressed with a creamy green goddess dressing that truly ties everything together. The perfect healthier meal option for dinner or lunch that adults and kids-alike will enjoy. All dairy-free ingredients with a meatless option.
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Food bowls are literally one of my favorite things to eat. I just enjoy the easy assembly for a filling dish that allows you to mix and match based on your tastebuds. This Easy Green Goddess Buffalo Chicken Bowl is a recipe that the entire family will enjoy and it offers so many bold flavors wrapped in one simple weeknight meal. The star of it all----the creamy green goddess dressing/sauce can be easily whipped together with just a handful of ingredients. Either way, just a little blend and wallah. The perfect drizzle is created for the finishing touches of this bowl.
This buddha or food bowl is a healthy, tasty, and complex in flavor recipe that adds the right amount of comfort to your meal experience without compromising nutrition. So, if you're into more meal options like this one, you'll thoroughly enjoy this Healthy Pesto Buddha Bowl, Vegan Chickpea + Broccoli Mashed Potato Buddha Bowl, Vegan Curry Chickpea Mashed Potato Bowl, and Savory Chickpea Quinoa Buddha Bowl. Plus, this delicious Roasted Cauliflower Green Goddess Salad comes loaded with so much bold flavor and great ease in the cooking process for this summer season.
Whelp, basically a Buddha Bowl is a nourishing one-dish meal that has a little bit of everything. Generally, it consists of rice or grains, roasted veggies, a dressing, and a protein (usually beans, tofu, lentils, + sometimes meats + fish). In short, Buddha Bowls are made with the main focus on clean eating and was created based on Chinese + Japanese medicine principles.
To make this Easy Green Goddess Buffalo Chicken Bowl, you'll start by roasting your veggies after seasoning them until they are crisp and charred. Then you'll bake your crispy buffalo popcorn chicken and cook your green peas and grains of choice. Lastly, you'll add together the ingredients for your creamy green goddess dressing, blending them until creamy, and wallah! Assemble your bowl, Serve and enjoy!
Here's what you'll need when making this delicious Green Goddess Chicken Bowl:
Are you ready to level up your plant-based plates with a delicious and easy-to-make dressing? Look no further than Green Goddess Dressing! This creamy and dreamy salad dressing is named after its vibrant green hue and was all the rage back in the '70s, thanks to San Francisco's swanky Palace Hotel.
And guess what? It's making a comeback!
Typically, green goddess dressing contains mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, fresh herbs, chives, anchovy, and lemon. My dairy-free green goddess dressing has added flavor which include vegan mayo, jalapeños, garlic, kale, basil, plant-based milk, lemon, and an array of seasonings for a nice tie in.
In this buddha or chicken bowl, I chose to roast the veggies first instead of boiling or steaming for more additional flavor! Knowing how to roast all vegetables (in general) perfectly is definitely a learned skill. All veggies are different and they all have vast cooking times.
The most common rule of thumb is to roast thicker vegetables at a higher temperature because they can handle the heat. For example, potatoes or sweet potatoes can roast at a higher temp because of their thickness. Broccoli, on the other hand, lends well to a lower heat when cut into florets.
Definitely! This is a great recipe to mix and match the ingredients/toppings. For added nutrients, fiber, and color, add your favorite veggies.
You can add roasted brussels sprouts, bell peppers, asparagus, green peas, roasted herb tomatoes, mushrooms, or leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens). All will be delicious! See further down for more great options.
I like to add some extra texture to easy food bowls like this Easy Green Goddess Buffalo Chicken Bowl. While the ingredients in this buddha bowl is perfect as is, I wanted to share a few more ideas of ingredients that you can add incase you make this bowl more than once and want to switch things up!
Other ingredient ideas include:
Place any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Leftover dressing can be kept in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Absolutely! All ingredients can be made and individually stored as meal prep and assembled when ready to serve.
Like many other dressings (store-bought), there will be high levels of sodium and other ingredients that aren't the best! However, the great thing about making it homemade like in this recipe is that you have more control over the quality of ingredients and since it's dairy-free and vegan, it's a lot healthier than store-bought.
While at first glance you might assume that both are the same----they're not! Green goddess dressing is a creamier dressing that contains an array of herbs while Goddess dressing is more tahini-based with lemon and tangy flavors.
Basically, popcorn chicken is bite-sized and made with whole pieces of chicken breast meat that has been cut into chunks or cubes, while chicken nuggets use ground chicken.
Of course! If you aren't a fan of buffalo sauce or just don't feel for anything spicy, you can totally make your chicken without any sauce (but breaded like these Chicken Tenders) or grilled chicken or dry rub (w/ cajun or blackened seasonings) or with the following types of sauces: BBQ sauce, lemon garlic, honey garlic, dijon mustard, mango sauce, etc.
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