Chicken Quinoa Pilaf
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Quinoa is an amazing superfood. This nutty-tasting seed contains lots of protein and fiber. This dish combines quinoa's earthy flavor with sweet tomatoes, juicy chicken, and pungent olives.
Servings: 8 cups
  • 2 (8-oz.) boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into [1/2]-in. cubes
  • 3 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 TB. minced garlic
  • 1 (16-oz.) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 TB. dried oregano
  • 1 TB. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups red or yellow quinoa
  • [1/2] cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large, 3-quart pot over medium heat, heat extra-virgin olive oil. Add chicken, and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add red onion and garlic, stir, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes with juice, water, salt, oregano, turmeric, paprika, and black pepper. Stir, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add red quinoa, and stir. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Fluff with a fork, cover again, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.
Tasty Tip
If you don't like oregano or parsley, you can easily replace them with any herb you like.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 183 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 14g Sodium: 658mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 16g Cholesterol: 32mg
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