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Quinoa Pilaf with Shredded Chicken

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars
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"Make a simple pilaf a quick meal by adding shredded chicken."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 312
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion, celery, and carrots in the hot oil until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the quinoa, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and sage. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the chicken meat; season with salt and pepper.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 312 calories; 12.4 34.3 16.4 26 64 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Yum! Make sure you rinse the quinoa before you cook it. I sauteed the veggies for 3 1/2 minutes, instead of 7. I didn't want them too over cooked. I didn't use sage, and I'm glad I didn't. Use s...

Most helpful critical review

The flavors just weren't right for me. Sorry. The coconut oil is an odd addition, and I didn't care for it in this.

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Yum! Make sure you rinse the quinoa before you cook it. I sauteed the veggies for 3 1/2 minutes, instead of 7. I didn't want them too over cooked. I didn't use sage, and I'm glad I didn't. Use s...

Yum! This recipe was a real winner! I made it with olive oil instead of coconut, added sliced garlic, had only two carrots and omitted the chicken. It was hearty and flavourful. Next time I w...

Exceptional for Quinoa! I'm not a huge fan of quinoa, but I like making it because it's extremely healthy for you. But, this is very tasty and my kids liked it too. I didn't use it as my main di...

I used light coconut milk and water instead of chicken broth. Added about 1 tsp of curry powder and a glove of garlic. Fantastic! Next time will add some coriander and/or cumin.

This was so good! Like another reviewer, I'm a vegetarian and my husband loves chicken. I made the recipe as listed except that I didn't have celery so I subbed a little celery salt and I used m...

I don't have coconut oil, so I just used canola oil. I also did not add the celery, but did throw in some diced zucchini when I added the chicken. This recipe was great tasting and healthy. Y...

The flavors just weren't right for me. Sorry. The coconut oil is an odd addition, and I didn't care for it in this.

Thank you! I am a vegetarian and my husband does not believe a meal is complete without meat. This was a great recipe for us. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Then, when the reci...

I've had some success, but more failures, cooking with quinoa. This was the BEST quinoa recipe I've tried so far! I replaced the coconut oil with olive oil, the onion with red onion, the celer...