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Spicy Chicken Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Spicy Chicken Quinoa

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"We are trying to eat healthier, but we still want flavorful, so I came up with this recipe. My family loves it! Great served with chips, stuffed in half a zucchini (and baked), in a tortilla, or just by itself!"

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  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Mix chicken, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken mixture in hot oil until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer chicken mixture to a bowl.
  4. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir zucchini in hot oil until softened, about 4 minutes. Add cooked quinoa, chicken mixture, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and salsa to skillet; cook, stirring, until heated through and flavors have combined, 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Cover skillet and cook until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 35 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins

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Jan 08, 2014

My favorite part about this meal is that it looks the same going in as it does going out.

Feb 28, 2014

Didn't have zucchini or corn, substituted mixed vegetables. I also doubled the chicken and added cream of chicken soup. My 3 kids who can be very picky LOVED it!!


6 Ratings

Jan 23, 2014

This recipe is fantastic! Easy to make and delicious. It's a nice spin on regular salsa chili (using ground chicken and adding the quinoa). I added a bit more salsa because I wanted to finish up the jar. Finely chopped the zucchini so I could "sneak" it in. Thanks for sharing this yummy (can be one pot) meal.

Apr 07, 2014

Didn't know what to expect, but everyone loved this one! I didn't have salsa, but I did include a little extra tomato and chicken broth. :)

Mar 03, 2014

omitted salsa. Kids enjoyed it. I could have used some more spice to it.


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  • Calories
  • 566 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 13.5 g
  • 54%
  • Protein
  • 45.9 g
  • 92%
  • Sodium
  • 2017 mg
  • 81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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