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Cuban Chicken Bowl with Fried Plantains

Updated: Feb 17, 2022


  • 1 lb. chicken

  • ¾ cup uncooked Quinoa

  • 1 plantain

  • 1 mango

  • 1/2 red bell pepper

  • ¾ cup chopped Cilantro

  • 4 Limes

  • 1 cup Black beans

  • ¼ Red onion

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • ½ tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic

  • 1 orange

  • 1 tbsp. honey


  1. Cook quinoa by package directions

  2. Cut chicken into cubes and place in large mixing bowl

  3. Add juice and zest from 2 of the limes

  4. Add soy sauce, garlic, cumin, ½ cup cilantro, chili powder and the juice from the orange to the chicken. Stir to to coat and salt and pepper as desired

  5. Cook chicken in a large frying pan

  6. Drain and rinse black beans

Mango Salsa Mixture:

  1. Dice Mango, red bell pepper, and red onion. Combine together

  2. Add juice and zest of 1 lime, remaining and the remaining cilantro

  3. Stir until combined

Fried Plantains:

  1. Peel and slice plantain

  2. Add honey, a few splashes of lime juice

  3. Sprinkle with cumin, salt, pepper and chili powder

  4. Mix until evenly coated

  5. Spray or oil a pan and heat over the stove

  6. Add plantain slices to the hot pan

  7. Flip and cook until evenly fried

  8. Remove from pan

Cut remaining Lime into slices and serve to serve with the dish

Nutrition: (makes 4 servings)

Calories- 460

Fat- 4g

Carbohydrates- 70g

Protein- 35g

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