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Paleo Balance Bowl

This Paleo Balance Bowl is packed with everything you need to make a perfectly balanced meal in one bowl! Chicken, Butternut Squash & Avocado top greens dressed in a tahini sauce! So tasty and it is paleo & whole 30 approved!

BOWLS!  Mixing a bunch of ingredients into a bowl for any meal is the way to go.  I also have a weird love for putting warm ingredients on salads which this bowl does beautifully.  1st choice in topping this bowl was butternut squash.  It has tons of Vitamin A, lots of fiber and not to mention is DELISH when roasted. So that was an obvious choice.  Then avocado… OBVI.  Don’t really need to explain that one because we love our healthy fats!!  Then you can really top this with any protein of your choice but chicken is always on hand and always delicious.  For dressing I went with tahini!  Whoever thought to pulverize roasted sesame seeds could be one of my favorite people.  This dressing to to die for.  The flavorful tahini mixed with some lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and spices makes a killer dressing that you’ll want to eat from a spoon.  So there you have it.  I called this a balance bowl because that is exactly what it is… a perfectly balanced meal in a bowl! Do yourself a favor and make this bowl asap. You could even prep all the ingredients one day and have bowls ready all week!

The browned pieces of the butternut are the best pieces… in my humble opinion.

This Paleo Balance Bowl is packed with everything you need to make a perfectly balanced meal in one bowl! Chicken, Butternut Squash & Avocado top greens dressed in a tahini sauce! So tasty and it is paleo & whole 30 approved!

I made a big batch of the tahini dressing to keep in my fridge for the week and pour on…. basically anything and everything.

This Paleo Balance Bowl is packed with everything you need to make a perfectly balanced meal in one bowl! Chicken, Butternut Squash & Avocado top greens dressed in a tahini sauce! So tasty and it is paleo & whole 30 approved!

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This Paleo Balance Bowl is packed with everything you need to make a perfectly balanced meal in one bowl! Chicken, Butternut Squash & Avocado top greens dressed in a tahini sauce! So tasty and it is paleo & whole 30 approved!

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This Paleo Balance Bowl is packed with everything you need to make a perfectly balanced meal in one bowl! Chicken, Butternut Squash & Avocado top greens dressed in a tahini sauce! So tasty and it is paleo & whole 30 approved!

Paleo Balance Bowl

Serving Size: 2 bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken thighs or breasts
  • 12 oz chopped Butternut squash (about 2 ½ cups)
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butternut squash on a baking sheet. Toss with 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper & ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes, tossing around half way through.

Take your chicken and sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and let heat up for about 30 seconds. Then add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how thick they are (If they are thick i suggest pounding them down a bit so they all have even thickness). Set chicken aside.

In a small bowl combine tahini, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper & ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Toss a couple of tablespoons of dressing over the greens in a large bowl until evenly coated.

To assemble bowl add lettuce and top with butternut squash, chopped chicken and avocado pieces. Drizzle more tahini dressing on top and enjoy!

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29 replies
  1. Errrrrr says:

    Chicken cannot be done in 8 minutes in a pan unless you deep fried it! And noone in a professional kitchen “pounds” chicken to be even. Please take a look at the recipe again. 8Min=raw chicken

    Reply
    • Kelsey says:

      Hello! My chicken did cook for 4 minutes on each side and cooked through! It was pretty thin so you definitely have to pound it for that reason. Sorry if this didn’t work for you!

      Reply
  2. Joseph says:

    I have not made the bowl yet but I made the tahini dressing to use with other stuff. OMG, it is so good and I’m addicted now! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
  3. Ysela says:

    Made this tonight, turned out fabulous. I love Tahini and followed the directions to a tee but my dressing did not look like the what’s in the picture. Is the dressing in the picture different? Please advise.

    Reply
  4. Jennifer says:

    Girl. I was looking for something to make tonight for dinner and came across this. It was AMAZING! I will be having this lots ! And couldn’t be easier ! Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply

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