Monday, February 18, 2013

Chicken and Quinoa Dinner

Happy President's Day!

Yesterday I committed to posting some healthier recipes so, I'm starting with Chicken and Quinoa Dinner! I discovered Quinoa a few months ago and absolutely love it now! The best part is that its so versatile. You can mix just about anything with it. Sometimes, I just check what's left in the frig, and mix it with a box of quinoa. And did you know it has so many health benefits?! Quinoa is high in both protein and fiber! Mix it with some lean chicken and veggies and you've got a delicious, healthy dinner!

Chicken & Quinoa Dinner

Shopping List:

12oz Box of Quinoa

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 lb Chicken Breast

1/2 Lg. Tomato, Seeded and Diced

3 Tbsp Green Onion, Diced

1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

1 Tbsp Parsley Flakes

Salt and Pepper

1. Prepare Quinoa according to instructions on box.
2.  Meanwhile, heat EVOO in a sauté pan. Add chicken and cook until most of the pink is gone (approx 5 minutes).
3. Then add tomato, green onion, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes.
4. Combine chicken and veggies with Quinoa. Serve and top with extra parsley flakes. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I has a box of qunioa in our pantry because our 2 year old neighb eats it. We have yet to try it, maybe i'll try this!