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Quinoa with Chicken, Asparagus and Red Peppers

Quinoa with Chicken, Asparagus and Red Peppers

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Kris Munson

Kris Munson

I wanted to make a quick and light recipe using quinoa, and I had some asparagus and red peppers in the fridge -- who knew that the combination could taste so good!

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  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 24.1 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 527 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Stir quinoa and chicken broth together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the quinoa has absorbed the chicken broth, about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook and stir the chicken breast pieces in the hot oil until no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes. Stir asparagus and red bell pepper into the skillet and cook and stir until barely tender, about 3 more minutes.
  3. Lightly mix cooked quinoa into the chicken and vegetables until thoroughly combined, heat for 1 to 2 minutes, and serve.
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Kelly
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Kelly

3/19/2012

Husband and I both really enjoyed this. I modified recipe for 2 servings, used an 8-ounce b/s chicken breast, the same amount of asparagus and substituted jarred roasted red pepper for the bell pepper. Fast, super-easy and perfect for my Weight Watchers plan...only 9 points! And anytime husband says 'I like it,' it's a keeper! Thanks Kris!

PTFoodie
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PTFoodie

3/30/2012

Im only giving it 3 stars because it was bland for my taste but has lots of potential. The second time I made it I changed a few things. I sauteed a small chopped onion, dash of red pepper flakes and 2 minced garlic cloves until translucent. Then added the chicken, salt, pepper, a dash or two of dried oregano and basil. This really upped the flavor without adding a ton of calories and turned it into a 5 star dish. Yum, yum. Thanks for sharing.

nurseninja
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nurseninja

3/24/2012

This was surprisigly good. Even my husband enjoyed it and he hates asparagus!! Only thing I did differently was used a cooked chicken from store. Great easy recipe.

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