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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Mix chicken, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

566 calories; 17 g total fat; 95 mg cholesterol; 2017 mg sodium. 62.1 g carbohydrates; 45.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2014
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 up the jar. Finely chopped the zucchini so I could "sneak" it in. Thanks for sharing this yummy (can be one pot) meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2014
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. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2014
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 up the jar. Finely chopped the zucchini so I could "sneak" it in. Thanks for sharing this yummy (can be one pot) meal. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2014
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 up the jar. Finely chopped the zucchini so I could "sneak" it in. Thanks for sharing this yummy (can be one pot) meal. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
My favorite part about this meal is that it looks the same going in as it does going out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2014
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!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2014
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 that! Two thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2017
I would ramp up the cayenne to a full teaspoon for a bit more flavour Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2015
Love love love this dish. So easy to re-heat - instant meal. Kids ask for it! Spice it up with sirachi - yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2014
This was delicious! The leftovers are even better and even good cold! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2014
I enjoyed this quick and easy recipe. Instead of a can of diced tomatoes I diced a whole tomato and 1/2 an Anaheim pepper. I also added an onion and doubled the quinoa. Read More