My husband is a firefighter and works A LOT, especially in the summer time. So that means I’m home alone for dinner a good chunk of the time. But just because I’m eating solo, it doesn’t mean that my dinner’s have to be boring. But a non-boring dinner also doesn’t mean it has to be complicated. There are a few staples that I always keep in my fridge that are super healthy but extremely versatile. I ALWAYS have rotisserie chicken breast on hand. I buy one or two from Costco because they’re only $4.99 each and pull apart the breasts when I get home. I keep the shredded chicken breasts for myself because the white meat has less fat and pull off the legs and wings and put them in a separate Tupperware for my husband to have for lunch or take to work – win/win situation for us both! Depending on what I’m making, I will use the darker meat from the legs too, but when I’m eating on my own, my meals tend to be a little cleaner because I’m only feeding myself. But again, clean doesn’t have to be flavorless! Rotisserie chicken is perfect for ANYTHING. It becomes whatever you need it to be. That’s why it pairs so nicely with cauliflower rice, because there are so many different directions you can take it.
My girlfriend came over the other night on a whim because her husband was gone for dinner as well and we both have little ones, so I looked in my fridge to see what I could make real quick and decided on a version of my Korean BBQ bowls. I do a way more involved version of this recipe with grilled steak and chopped omelet that is to die for, but I will post that sometime later. I would also normally make my own marinade or BBQ sauce but since it was just us girls and the kiddos, I stuck to a more simplified but super tasty version with rotisserie chicken and a premade sauce that I love from Whole Foods. All in all, if you have some of these ingredients already on hand prepared in the fridge (which I’m a big fan of), it will take you less than 15 minutes to cook and assemble! Perfect for a night by yourself or with a friend…but easily a family meal if you want it to be. This dish is super low calorie but well balanced in terms of macros. So simple and so satisfying.
For those following a flexible eating program, the calories and macros for one serving of this dish are:
392 Calories – 25 C / 12 F / 43 P
Rotisserie Chicken Korean BBQ Bowls
Ingredients for ONE serving (multiply the amount to fit your needs):
Shredded Rotisserie Chicken – 4.5 oz.
Riced Cauliflower – 162g
Whole Green Onions – 3 oz.
Broccoli – 100g
Avocado – 45g
We Rub You Korean BBQ Sauce – 1 tbsp.
Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce – 1 tsp.
Siracha Chili Sauce – 1/2 tsp.
If you don’t have any premade or packaged frozen Cauliflower rice, follow my recipe for cauliflower rice, here. Just omit the onions and peas and make a basic version of the rice with chopped garlic or garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Chop avocado and set aside.
Shred the rotisserie chicken and place in a small mixing bowl with the Korean BBQ sauce and coat. Spray a pan with non-stick spray and sauté chicken until it is warmed through. Keep the chicken constantly moving so that the bbq sauce doesn’t burn. Add more sauce if you want a heavier coating on the chicken – or top your bowl with additional sauce.
Trim broccoli and steam until just softened.
Trim the ends of the green onions and cut into 3 inch long pieces. In a small mixing bowl, combine the soy and siracha sauces and then place the green onions in the bowl and coat. Spray a small pan with nonstick spray and sauté the onions until they become limp.
Assembling the bowl: Layer the cauliflower rice on the bottom of a bowl and then top with BBQ chicken, broccoli and onions. Finish with chopped avocado for a little extra creaminess!
Optional additions or suggested alternatives: Scrambled or fried egg, roasted zucchini and carrots, asparagus, chopped cashews or slivered almonds. Anything works really!