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Spicy Chicken Quinoa

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars
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"We are trying to eat healthier, but we still want flavorful, so I came up with this recipe. My family loves it! Great served with chips, stuffed in half a zucchini (and baked), in a tortilla, or just by itself!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 566
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Mix chicken, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken mixture in hot oil until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer chicken mixture to a bowl.
  4. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir zucchini in hot oil until softened, about 4 minutes. Add cooked quinoa, chicken mixture, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and salsa to skillet; cook, stirring, until heated through and flavors have combined, 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Cover skillet and cook until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.

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: 566 calories; 17 62.1 45.9 95 2017 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This recipe is fantastic! Easy to make and delicious. It's a nice spin on regular salsa chili (using ground chicken and adding the quinoa). I added a bit more salsa because I wanted to finish...

Most helpful critical review

This is a pretty good recipe. I made a few changes. I added 1/2 onion, about a 1/4 tsp. of cumin, salt to taste and cilantro as a garnish.

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This recipe is fantastic! Easy to make and delicious. It's a nice spin on regular salsa chili (using ground chicken and adding the quinoa). I added a bit more salsa because I wanted to finish...

My favorite part about this meal is that it looks the same going in as it does going out.

This is a pretty good recipe. I made a few changes. I added 1/2 onion, about a 1/4 tsp. of cumin, salt to taste and cilantro as a garnish.

Didn't have zucchini or corn, substituted mixed vegetables. I also doubled the chicken and added cream of chicken soup. My 3 kids who can be very picky LOVED it!!

I tried this recipe with all the ingredients except the corn. I did add sea salt as well and it turned out very well! My husband who is ultra picky actually said it was good and he never says ...

This is a very quick and easy weeknight dinner idea. Not much prep, using all things I had lying around. A very forgiving recipe... I browned my meat with minced fresh garlic and chopped onion. ...

This recipe turned out great. My husband loved it. He is a rice fan and not a big quinoa fan but he really liked the flavor of this recipe. I will make it again for sure.

I would ramp up the cayenne to a full teaspoon for a bit more flavour

Quick and easy recipe that is husband approved! I used hot salsa to give it some extra kick and regular cheese since that is what I had on hand.