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Spicy Chicken Quinoa

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"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 cals
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 g fat; 62.1 g carbohydrates; 45.9 g protein; 95 mg cholesterol; 2017 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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 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.

This is delicious! My whole family loves it! I doubled the recipe except I still only used one can of black beans and one can of corn to decrease the carbs a bit and wow, a new love! Bring on t...