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Quinoa with Chicken, Asparagus and Red Peppers

Rated as 4.15 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

45 m servings 291 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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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.

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 291 calories; 8 g fat; 29.4 g carbohydrates; 24.1 g protein; 48 mg cholesterol; 527 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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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 fla...

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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...

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 fla...

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.

This was really good with a few add-ins, suggested by other reviewers. I added sauteed onion, garlic, basil and oregano. I also coooked the quinoa in chicken broth. I'll definitely make this aga...

Been trying to cook more with quinoa since it's really quite an incredible grain. Aside from simply substituting it for rice I am always on the prowl for easy dinners that use it. This recipe lo...

This was simply and quick. Like others, I added basil and oregano. I used asparagus, zucchini, celery and tomato. That's what I had and you can really throw anything into this. I also added ...

Awesome! Let me begin by saying that my husband and I are not vegetarian, vegan, or even all that healthy of eaters (though I'm working to change that). I have never used quinoa before. As an...

Pretty good. I liked the flavors, but it was missing something for me, maybe some seasonings or a light sauce to enhance the texture and tie the flavors together. Good and healthy as written, th...

I was looking for a recipe containing these ingredients and found a winner!! I read all the reviews to see the tweaks and changes. I combined most of them-sautéed onion, garlic,added a little b...