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Pinned! : Chicken Power Bowls

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I know I can't be the only one. My Pinterest is packed full of awesome ideas that I think I'll never actually do. So I'm going to start blogging my attempts at a Pinterest project two to four times a month. I started with this recipe I found on Iowa Girl Eats via Pinterest. It's a chicken power bowl. Basically a salad, but doesn't power bowl sound way cooler? 

Basically just throw together some chicken, roasted chickpeas, hard boiled egg, blue cheese, brown rice, and spinach. I just dressed it with a super simple vinaigrette. It's super good! I didn't follow the recipe really though, except for the roasted chick peas. I took two cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained, and tossed them with a little bit of olive oil. I put them in an oven at 350F for about 40 minutes or until they were crispy. When they were finished I seasoned them with some lemon pepper and garlic salt. 

For the chicken I cut it into strips and cooked it in a skillet with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and garlic. I deglazed it with madeira wine. It turned out nice a juicy and perfect for a salad. The original recipe called for wonton strips, but my grocery store didn't actually have any. Which is probably for the best since we don't like to eat a whole lot of wheat anyway. I added some brown rice for that very reason, to keep the carbs up a bit, but without flour. 

So my first "Pinned!" project is a win at this point! Are you better than me about actually doing the projects you pin?

♥ Paige

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