This is a protein-packed main dish. Especially good for Lap-Band(R) recipients. I can no longer eat rice and am always looking to increase my protein intake. This recipe is tweaked from another. I liked it so much, I decided to share it. Check it out. This is my first time writing a recipe. Hope I did it well. Happy eating!

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Soak quinoa in a bowl of water for 20 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a frying pan over medium heat; saute onion, red bell pepper, and garlic until soft, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine chicken broth, quinoa, 1/4 cup onion mixture, 1/4 cup sofrito, 1 teaspoon cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover saucepan with a lid, reduce heat, and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir corn into quinoa mixture and cook until corn is warmed, about 5 minutes.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken, adobo seasoning, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, salt, and pepper together until chicken is no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Mix quinoa mixture, remaining onion mixture, black beans, and 1/2 cup sofrito into chicken mixture; cook until heated through, 2 to 3 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

589 calories; 18.3 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 734 mg sodium. 64 g carbohydrates; 43.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2017
I thought this was a nice way to get a healthy meal. I had never used sofrito sauce before so that was interesting to try this. I think some fresh herbs added at the end would brighten it up a bit if you had them and maybe some tortilla strips to add some crunch Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2017
I thought this was a nice way to get a healthy meal. I had never used sofrito sauce before so that was interesting to try this. I think some fresh herbs added at the end would brighten it up a bit if you had them and maybe some tortilla strips to add some crunch Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2017
I thought this was a nice way to get a healthy meal. I had never used sofrito sauce before so that was interesting to try this. I think some fresh herbs added at the end would brighten it up a bit if you had them and maybe some tortilla strips to add some crunch Read More