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One-Skillet Quinoa and Chicken Dinner

Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars

"Fast and easy chicken dish recipe good for meal preppers."
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40 m servings 434
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, frozen vegetables, and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Pour tomatoes and water into the skillet with the chicken; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa and cilantro. Cook until quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes; the dish should look thick and saucy. Spread an even layer of Cheddar cheese on top.
  3. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  4. Place skillet into oven and melt Cheddar cheese under the broiler until bubbly and golden, 2 to 3 minutes; be sure to watch carefully to prevent burning.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 434 calories; 8.8 45 43.4 63 807 Full nutrition

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The texture and consistency is good, but a bit lacking in flavors. Not exactly sure what it needs. This was my first time cooking with quinoa so I appreciate the recipe.

I started following the recipe as is, but noticed that the temperature needed to be lowered because most of the cooking liquid had cooked away and the quinoa wasn’t cooked. I lowered the temp, a...