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Chicken with Quinoa and Veggies Recipe
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Chicken with Quinoa and Veggies
Sautéed chicken breasts with tasty veggies, nutty quinoa, feta, and fresh basil. See more
  • READY IN 55 mins

Chicken with Quinoa and Veggies

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"A quick recipe that can be adjusted to include whatever vegetables you have on hand. It could probably be done well with shrimp also. You could easily try different vegetables. The times and amounts are variable depending upon how thick you slice your chicken and veggies, as well as how crisp you prefer the zucchini."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Bring the quinoa and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Simmer until the broth is absorbed, the quinoa is fluffy, and the white line is visible in the grain, about 12 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet; cook and stir the garlic scapes and onion until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken breast strips and cook until the chicken is still slightly pink in the middle, about 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken meat and set aside. Pour 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet and cook and stir the zucchini and tomato until the zucchini is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and sprinkle with feta cheese, basil leaves, and lime juice. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked and hot, about 10 more minutes. Serve over hot quinoa.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2010

Absolutely delicious! I substituted a number of things: shrimp for the chicken because I needed to use it up, broccoli for the zucchini, added 1 more tomato because they were on the small side, and mozzarella for the feta. I also didn't use the second 2 tablespoons of olive oil. And I used 2 garlic cloves minced. It only took me 45 minutes to get it on the table after receiving this recipe in my e-mail wondering what to cook for dinner. It was a lifesaver. My husband said it was as good as going out for a nice dinner. A very versatile recipe.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2014

This wasn't the worst dish, but definitely bland and just plain odd compared to other quinoa recipes. I felt like the flavors didn't mesh well, especially the lime juice with the zuccini and feta. My taste buds were confused. I'm going back to my usual go-to quinoa recipe and trying that with chicken.

 
Jul 28, 2010

Great taste! The feta melts slightly and blends in with the veggies. Don't add too much extra salt, I added just a bit and was surprised by how much extra flavor the feta gives the dish. I also cut down on the amount of chicken; the quinoa gives protein, so it is a very filling dish.

 
Aug 17, 2010

This was a good dish. The only changes I made were to reduce the cooking times (I like my veggies underdone and I cut my chicken pretty small), used cloves of garlic (all I had) and cooked the quinoa in water instead of broth (personal taste preference). I also threw in some cut up broccoli just because I had it on hand and wanted to use it up. I felt that it was a great addition to this dish and will probably add it when I cook it again.

 
Sep 02, 2010

Really, really good! As a Gluten Free family, finding new recipies that I don't have to convert is difficult. This one fits the bill! The flavors are amazing and prep is easy. Next time I make it, I think I'll add more veggies and no meat. With the quinoa, meat just isn't needed.

 
Aug 02, 2010

Very tasty - I added zero salt, the feta and chicken broth add plenty of flavor. I used boneless pork loin instead of chicken because I needed to use it, and it works very well.

 
Aug 24, 2010

WE COULDN'T FIND QUINOA, SO WE USED BROWN RICE, USED FRESH GARLIC, ADDED MUSHROOMS AND CUT THE CHICKEN INTO BITE SIZED PEICES. AMAZING DISH. THE SMELL IN MY KITCHEN MADE MY MOUTH WATER. I THINK BASIL AND FETA WERE MADE FOR EACH OTHER.

 
Aug 13, 2010

This was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written except the garlic scapes. They were not available in my area, so I used scallions and garlic instead. My husband loved this dish. Thanks for a "keeper!"

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 841 mg
  • 34%

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

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