A buffalo chicken quinoa bowl on a marble counter photographed from above

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 25 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: South American


These healthy Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls are a game-changer! Spicy shredded buffalo chicken is served over a fluffy bed of quinoa and topped with creamy avocado slices, juicy tomatoes, crunchy lettuce and cool ranch dressing.



  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
  • 3/4 cup franks red hot sauce (origninal)
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 4 cups of chopped green leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro
  • optional: drizzle ranch dressing


  1. To a medium sauce pan, add quinoa and water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the quinoa sit there for 5 minutes. Then fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  2. In the meantime, add shredded chicken, franks red hot sauce, and cream cheese to a medium bowl. Mix everything together and make sure all the chicken is coated with the sauce.
  3. Gather 4 bowls. Add 3/4 cup of quinoa, 3/4 cup of lettuce, 1/2 cup of the buffalo chicken mixture, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, sliced red onion and fresh cilantro to each bowl. (optional: drizzle ranch dressing on top)
  4. Serve and devour!


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 442
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 1797 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 34 g
  • Cholesterol: 63 mg

Keywords: quinoa bowls, buffalo chicken, leftover chicken ideas