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One Pot Chicken Quinoa

VIEWS 1761

Energy (kcal) - 101

Protein (g) - 3

Carbohydrate (g) - 11

Fat (g) - 2.3

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Quinoa is a good source of protein, fiber, iron, copper, thiamin and vitamin B6. Mushrooms are an ideal low-energy diet for diabetics. They have no fats, no cholesterol, very low levels of carbohydrates, high protein content. Chicken is not only a very good source of protein, but it is also a good source of vitamins like vitamin A, B, D. Spinach is a good source of vitamin A and iron.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Quinoa (white, red, black) (uncooked) - 1 tablespoon (15g)
  • Chicken breasts/thigh (boneless, shredded) - 20g
  • Onion (chopped) - 10g
  • Mushrooms (chopped) - 10g
  • Chicken broth/water - 1 cup
  • Spinach leaves (chopped) - 15g
  • Black pepper (crushed) - ½ tsp
  • Rosemary (optional) - ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - ½ tsp
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1 Cook quinoa with water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once quinoa is tender and swullen, keep it aside. Step 2 Place the chicken in a medium bowl, add rosemary, salt, pepper and toss to coat the chicken. Step 3 Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Step 4 Add onion, mushrooms till cooked. Stir the quinoa and broth/water into the vegetables. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Step 5 Nestle the chicken into the quinoa and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is cooked through for 15 minutes. Step 6 Transfer the chicken into the plate. Stir the spinach leaves into the quinoa. Serve the chicken and season to taste.

One Pot Chicken Quinoa - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018
VIEWS 1761

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