Mexican Protein Power Bowl

Sometimes I just really need to feel really strong for a workout, but I don’t want to eat chicken breasts and steamed veggies. I want something craveable, flavorful, and exciting, and I definitely do NOT want to feel hungry. You feel me?

This Mexican protein power bowl fools my brain into thinking I’m enjoying a big ol’ bowl of naughty food, but in reality my body is being nourished and fueled by a super-healthy, protein-packed meal that is sure to give me superpower strength in the gym, hiking trail, or ski slope. There is such thing as a win, win – and this meal is a prime example!


2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces or strips

1 15 oz. can of black beans

1 large onion, sliced

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. oregano

Squeeze of lime 

Salt and pepper to taste

½ c. cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, sliced


Sour cream or dairy-free sour cream

Green onions, sliced

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-7, or until browned and cooked through. Add the onions and red bell peppers and cook until they are soft and lightly browned, or about another 5 minutes or so. Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and cook until fragrant and spices are well mixed. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat the black beans and season with a squeeze of lime, salt and pepper. 

To assemble the bowls, divide the chicken and veggies and black beans among two bowls. Top with cilantro, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, and green onions. Enjoy!

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