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Chicken Quinoa

Rated as 4.16 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

45 m servings 377
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 377 calories; 14.9 33.3 26.5 55 553 Full nutrition

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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 ...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe is bland, and,quite frankly, inedible. No one in my family could eat it.

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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 ...

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

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.

Made the recipe as-written with one small alteration. I had some bacon that I needed to cook or toss, so I diced and fried up a few slices and cooked the veggies with a smidge of leftover bacon ...

This recipe is bland, and,quite frankly, inedible. No one in my family could eat it.

Add some red pepper flakes, great recipe

My husband and I loved this recipe--very healthy, too. I did add 1/2 tsp. of sweet curry with the spices and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving. Delicious!

Made this recipe on a whim. The celery I had turned out to be bad, so I used celery salt instead. Also didn't have bell pepper, so I added a little sage to give it more of a savory/chickeny flav...

I will definitely make this again!