A filling and fresh dish. Topping with the homemade salsa is a must!

Chef V
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Homemade Salsa:
Skillet Chicken and Quinoa:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, and juice of 1/2 lime together in a bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator.

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  • Combine 1 cup chicken broth and quinoa in a small pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until chicken broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir sweet onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in cooked quinoa, remaining 1 cup chicken broth, black beans, prepared salsa, chili powder, and garlic. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.

  • Remove skillet from heat. Squeeze lime juice all over. Divide among serving bowls. Top each serving with homemade salsa and 1 avocado half. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; 25.8 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 1547 mg sodium. 55.2 g carbohydrates; 41.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2018
Tasty; I did make a few slight changes due to lack of ingredients and a low tolerance for spice! but I liked the fresh pico de gallo topping as an accent to the cooked chicken & quinoa. I will probably make it again. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2018
Tasty; I did make a few slight changes due to lack of ingredients and a low tolerance for spice! but I liked the fresh pico de gallo topping as an accent to the cooked chicken & quinoa. I will probably make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2018
Tasty; I did make a few slight changes due to lack of ingredients and a low tolerance for spice! but I liked the fresh pico de gallo topping as an accent to the cooked chicken & quinoa. I will probably make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2018
We really enjoyed this recipe. It was a good lite dinner or a nice full lunch. I used a prepared fresh salsa from our grocery store but kept everything else the same. Super healthy filling and tasty! The recipe made 5 bowls (filled halfway). Will make this one again! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2017
Im the Submitter of this recipe. I would like to add that i include 1 chopped jalapeno pepper in with the fresh salsa. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
A bit like a cross between Spanish rice and chicken chili but with healthy quinoa. I did use a jalapeño in my salsa. I also served this with some guacamole and sour cream. Delicious Read More