Quinoa with Chicken, Asparagus and Red Peppers

Quinoa with Chicken, Asparagus and Red Peppers

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Kris Munson 0

"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!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 291 cals

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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

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  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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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Oddly enough, you can substitute two 10 3/4-ounce. cans of chicken noodle soup for the chicken broth. Just remove the noodles (and use for another purpose) and use the soup as you would the chicken broth to cook the quinoa. This is even more flavorful than using just chicken broth.
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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
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
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.