Chicken Quinoa

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup diced onion

  • ¼ cup diced carrot

  • ¼ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken

  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes

  • ½ cup quinoa

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
15g Fat
33g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 548mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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