519 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 363
  • 4 star values: 125
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

A quick recipe that can be adjusted to include whatever vegetables you have on hand. It could probably be done well with shrimp also. You could easily try different vegetables. The times and amounts are variable depending upon how thick you slice your chicken and veggies, as well as how crisp you prefer the zucchini.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring the quinoa and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Simmer until the broth is absorbed, the quinoa is fluffy, and the white line is visible in the grain, about 12 minutes.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet; cook and stir the garlic scapes and onion until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken breast strips and cook until the chicken is still slightly pink in the middle, about 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken meat and set aside. Pour 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet and cook and stir the zucchini and tomato until the zucchini is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and sprinkle with feta cheese, basil leaves, and lime juice. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked and hot, about 10 more minutes. Serve over hot quinoa.

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Nutrition Facts

445 calories; 23.6 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 361 mg sodium. 34.8 g carbohydrates; 23.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2010
Absolutely delicious! I substituted a number of things: shrimp for the chicken because I needed to use it up broccoli for the zucchini added 1 more tomato because they were on the small side and mozzarella for the feta. I also didn't use the second 2 tablespoons of olive oil. And I used 2 garlic cloves minced. It only took me 45 minutes to get it on the table after receiving this recipe in my e-mail wondering what to cook for dinner. It was a lifesaver. My husband said it was as good as going out for a nice dinner. A very versatile recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/13/2010
This was excellent! I used minced garlic and added red peppers with the onion mixture. I also added more garlic mushrooms and a can of diced tomatoes with the zucchini. I didn't have fresh basil or lime jc so I used dried basil and no jc and it was still excellent. Next time I would add some salt and pepper while sauteing the veggies. We get our quinoa in a big bag at Cosco and have been looking for recipes to use it in. Thank you! This one is a keeper that I will be making frequently. Read More
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519 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 363
  • 4 star values: 125
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2010
Absolutely delicious! I substituted a number of things: shrimp for the chicken because I needed to use it up broccoli for the zucchini added 1 more tomato because they were on the small side and mozzarella for the feta. I also didn't use the second 2 tablespoons of olive oil. And I used 2 garlic cloves minced. It only took me 45 minutes to get it on the table after receiving this recipe in my e-mail wondering what to cook for dinner. It was a lifesaver. My husband said it was as good as going out for a nice dinner. A very versatile recipe. Read More
(240)
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2010
Great taste! The feta melts slightly and blends in with the veggies. Don't add too much extra salt I added just a bit and was surprised by how much extra flavor the feta gives the dish. I also cut down on the amount of chicken; the quinoa gives protein so it is a very filling dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2010
This was a good dish. The only changes I made were to reduce the cooking times (I like my veggies underdone and I cut my chicken pretty small) used cloves of garlic (all I had) and cooked the quinoa in water instead of broth (personal taste preference). I also threw in some cut up broccoli just because I had it on hand and wanted to use it up. I felt that it was a great addition to this dish and will probably add it when I cook it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2010
Really really good! As a Gluten Free family finding new recipies that I don't have to convert is difficult. This one fits the bill! The flavors are amazing and prep is easy. Next time I make it I think I'll add more veggies and no meat. With the quinoa meat just isn't needed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2010
Very tasty - I added zero salt the feta and chicken broth add plenty of flavor. I used boneless pork loin instead of chicken because I needed to use it and it works very well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2010
WE COULDN'T FIND QUINOA SO WE USED BROWN RICE USED FRESH GARLIC ADDED MUSHROOMS AND CUT THE CHICKEN INTO BITE SIZED PEICES. AMAZING DISH. THE SMELL IN MY KITCHEN MADE MY MOUTH WATER. I THINK BASIL AND FETA WERE MADE FOR EACH OTHER. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2010
This was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written except the garlic scapes. They were not available in my area so I used scallions and garlic instead. My husband loved this dish. Thanks for a "keeper!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2010
i made it for my husband and we both thought it was delish.. I added bell peppers sundried tomatoes and seasoning and it was sooo good.. Im gonna make it again next week when my parents come to visit Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2017
I was a bit worried that it would be dry as there didn't seem to be any "saucy" ingredients and since I was going to have to use canned diced tomato's I didn't drain all of the juice off. This was delicious and I'm excited to try it with fresh tomato! Cooked again and again the fresh lime juice and feta are essential! Any combo of veggies would work and I added some Oregano and smoked Paprika when cooking the chicken. Read More
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