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Blackened Chicken Avocado Power Bowls have the best spiced rubbed blackenend chicken with so many power foods! Avocado, chickpeas, red cabbage and roasted veggies come together in this healthy and flavorful bowl! 

Have you had a power bowl before? They are one of my favorite things to eat and they keep me on track all year long. Wellness never tasted so good and you don’t have to sacrifice on flavor to bring yourself a healthy and delicious meal. These bowls are jam-packed with so many good for you nutrients that keep you full and going all day long.

Let us talk about the star of these bowls. The blackened chicken. I am always making this blackened chicken. The chicken gets blackened with McCormick’s quality spices. It creates the most incredible spice rub and leaves a black spiced pan seared crust on the chicken. It is bursting with so much flavor in each and every bite!

How do you make blackened chicken?

Chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt and pepper all come together in this perfect spice rub. Oil each side of the chicken breasts and rub with the spice rub. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a medium sized skillet and cook the chicken breasts on medium high heat and cook on each side until cooked throughout.

Is blackened chicken burnt?

Blackening is a cooking technique and while it may appear burnt, the dark colored and deeply flavored crust is a result of the charred spices.

Uncooked chicken breasts.

The thing that I LOVE about power bowls is that they are also perfect for meal prep. It is easy to roast a pan of fresh veggies and chick peas. There are so many healthy foods that are included in this meal. Avocado, broccoli, peppers, broccoli, chick peas, and red cabbage come together to create this power bowl.

Low carb and keto friendly this a fresh and delicious meal that you will crave all of the time. It has so many health benefits and it is packed with protein and fresh vegetables. These power bowls are perfect for a healthy lifestyle, and this blackened chicken recipe will be used all of the time.

I know that you are going to love these delicious and healthy bowls just as much as I do!

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Blackened Chicken Avocado Power Bowls

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Blackened Chicken Avocado Power Bowls have the best spiced rubbed blackenend chicken with so many power foods! Avocado, chickpeas, red cabbage and roasted veggies come together in this healthy and flavorful bowl!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Tablespoon McCormick Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick paprika
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick cumin
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas
  • 1 cup red cabbage chopped
  • 1 avocado chopped


  • To prepare the chicken: In a small bowl add the chili powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Use about 1 tablespoon of the oil the chicken. Rub the spice rub evenly on the front and back of the chicken.
  • In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the chicken and cook on each side about 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.
  • To roast the veggies: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a baking sheet add the broccoli, pepper, and chickpeas. Salt and pepper and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Roast for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • To assemble the power bowls: Divide the chicken evenly with the broccoli, peppers, chickpeas, avocado, and red cabbage.


Calories: 602kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 57gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1185mgPotassium: 1567mgFiber: 11gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1680IUVitamin C: 153.6mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 3.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This post was sponsored by McCormick®. I love working with brands that I am passionate about and use in the kitchen for myself. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. This sounds delicious my husband would love it. Is there anyway to reduce the sodium ? 1185mg is way too much for us.

  2. It looks like the carbs and protein calculations are swapped! Ran this through a couple of calorie trackers and the carbs are 57g and the protein is 28g, if anyone needs them. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for my husband and I the other night and we both loved it. My husband requested next time I make them to add more protein to his bowl, any recommendations on how to do this in a creative/delicious way? Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    Just delicious! I sautéed the veggies since I never seem to enjoy them roasted. We served over rice but added a healthy squeeze of lime and some fresh cilantro. I’ll double the recipe next time! So yummy!

  5. Amazing! So healthy and tastes very good. I have never baked broccoli – such a good idea!

  6. Hi. I have made this before for my family and we really enjoyed it. I was reading over the nutritional facts and was very surprised with the amount of sodium. I always rinse my beans so this should lower the sodium.

    1. I have been using dried beans in my recipe-requires soaking them overnight and cooking them but they taste so much better than the canned beans plus you don’t have the added sodium. Just my tip 🙂

    1. I recommend a spinach lettuce or mixed greens salad. The dressing I like balsamic, citrus type dressing or Italian. Something very light with this. You can always do a classic ranch or Catalina too. It is totally your preference.

  7. Avocado, chickpeas, red cabbage, quinoa and roasted veggies come together in this healthy and flavorful bowl!

    There is no quinoa in the recipe?

    1. I like to use or for any nutritional information. Hope you find what you are looking for.