Do you need something convenient, healthy, and tasty for lunch? Look no further! This chicken bowl has a good protein-to-veggie ratio, with the perfect balance of crunch and savory goodness. Yum!
Add in some freshness with lettuce, peppers, and cherry tomatoes to make this meal perfect for those warmer months. While frozen veggies are a good option when you’re in a pinch, fresh veggies in a meal are an excellent way to up your vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant intake. Fresh vegetables are also full of fiber, with a high water content, which can be incredibly beneficial for your digestion!
The chicken also has some nice heat, with the inclusion of hot sauce. Feel free to use any type you’d like (sriracha is a great choice).
Chicken is high in protein and also contains many essential vitamins like iron, zinc, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 which help keep us healthy and thriving!
Getting enough protein is vital for keeping our muscles healthy and making sure our body is repairing the way it should. A protein-rich diet can also assist with weight loss since protein promotes feelings of fullness while also helping to maintain lean body mass and promote muscle growth.
This keto buffalo chicken bowl also contains one medium avocado. Apart from adding a creamy element to this bowl, avocados are incredibly nutritious and can even lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease!
Avocados are also high in fat. Don’t worry; the fat in avocados isn’t the same as fried or processed food. Over half of the fat found in this fruit is monounsaturated fatty acids, which are super healthy. They’re also a great source of vitamins and minerals.
This dish can be pre-made ahead of time for easy consumption at work, school, or anywhere on the go. Cut up your veggies, fry up some bacon, grab some leftover chicken, and drizzle on some ranch before assembling it anytime you’d like. Super easy!
Yields 3 servings of Keto Buffalo Chicken Bowl
- 12 ounce cooked chicken
- 3 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 12 ounce romaine lettuce, chopped
- 3 ounce cooked bacon, crumbled
- 1/4 cup banana peppers
- 4 medium green onion, thinly sliced
- 3 ounce cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1 medium avocado, diced
- 6 tablespoon ranch dressing
1. Measure out and prepare all ingredients.
2. In a bowl, combine the cooked chicken, melted butter, and the hot sauce. Mix together.
3. Combine all the vegetables together in a bowl. Top with the chicken and bacon.
4. Drizzle with ranch dressing and serve.
This makes a total of 3 serving of Keto Buffalo Chicken Bowl. Each serving comes out to be 771 calories, 61.7g fat, 6.8g net carbs, and 40.2g protein.
|12.00 ounce cooked chicken||748||44.2||0||0||0||78.2|
|3.00 tablespoon butter||305||34.5||0||0||0||0.4|
|0.25 cup hot sauce||6||0.2||1||0.2||0.8||0.3|
|12.00 ounce romaine lettuce||58||1||11.2||7.1||4.1||4.2|
|3.00 ounce cooked bacon||466||36.8||1.2||0||1.2||30.4|
|0.25 cup banana peppers||8||0.2||1.7||1.1||0.6||0.5|
|4.00 medium green onion||19||0.1||4.4||1.6||2.8||1.1|
|3.00 ounce cherry tomatoes||15||0.2||3.3||1||2.3||0.8|
|1.00 medium avocado||301||27.7||15.6||12.2||3.3||3.5|
|6.00 tablespoon ranch dressing||387||40.1||5.3||0||5.3||1.2|
|Per Serving (/3)||771||61.7||14.5||7.7||6.8||40.2|