Chicken Quinoa

Chicken Quinoa

5 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
KristinLilly
Recipe by  KristinLilly

“If chicken soup and pilaf had a kid, I think it would be chicken quinoa. Quinoa is a very healthy ancient grain from South America; it's very filling! I think it's delicious. I used leftover roasted chicken to make this come together faster, but any kind of lean cooked meat can be used in this recipe. To make a vegetarian version, omit the meat and use vegetable stock instead of chicken.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, carrot, celery, bell pepper, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir chicken and parsley into the vegetable mixture; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add quinoa to the chicken mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir until quinoa is toasted, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken broth over the quinoa mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Place a cover on the saucepan and cook mixture at a simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Turn heat completely off and allow mixture to sit covered another 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Fluff with a fork to serve.

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Reviews (5)

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mom4h1m
7

mom4h1m

Perfect with a salad. I used frozen vegetables and leftover rotisserie chicken.

Occasional Cooker
5

Occasional Cooker

I found this recipe because 1) I had all the ingredients on hand; and 2) it appeared to be pretty healthy and 3) quick and easy to make, and 4) it was a one dish meal. So this recipe has a lot going for it. It tasted good but we like lots of flavor and this was a little on the bland side for our taste. I cooked the Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe (from this site) in a skillet and then sautéed the vegetables and quinoa in the same skillet to add some flavor. When I make it again, (and I will make it again) I will probably use blackened chicken to add more flavor.

Rachelle
5

Rachelle

I added more than double the chicken broth on accident and was worried. It turned out great and I will make it like that again. My entire family loved it.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 377 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 33.3 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 747 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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