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Chicken Fiesta Power Bowls

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Power through this week with Live Well Alabama’s Chicken Fiesta Power Bowl! This Food Friday, have a fiesta with friends to enjoy these delicious power bowls. The bowls are packed full of energy-giving ingredients, making them perfect for a meal or snack before any adventure or activity.

“Power bowls are a great outlet for creativity. You can make them with any combination of grains, proteins and veggies you like and experiment with different sauces and spices. In my house, we make them ahead for grab-n-go lunches.” 

 -Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension nutrition specialist, and registered dietitian


  • 1 cup of rice, cooked
  • One can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups of raw spinach
  • Two tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • One lime, cut into wedges
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)

Pro Tips

For a change, replace the rice with diced, roasted sweet potatoes. Add any type of vegetables you like. Corn and bell peppers would be a tasty addition.


In four serving bowls, divide and layer the rice, beans, cooked chicken, spinach and tomatoes. Next, mix the yogurt and taco seasoning together in a small bowl. Top each serving bowl with this yogurt mixture, a squeeze of a lime wedge, sliced avocado and chopped cilantro.

Want to learn more? Step by step instructions for the Chicken Fiesta Power Bowl recipe, as well as an instructional video, are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Live Well Alabama recipes are all about trying fruits and veggies in tasty, easy and budget-friendly ways,” Funderburk said. “Our recipes are easy to prepare, and they don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment!”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget friendly.

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