Monday, January 16, 2012

Curried Chicken Quinoa

I am a recent convert to quinoa so I don't have a huge repertoire of recipes to fall back on.
I found this one in a newspaper clipping that someone had cut out for future reference and placed in the "to make" recipe box. I'm guessing it had to have been from a fairly old paper as it was all curly and a crinkly.
Whatever the turned out delicious.
Another plus?
It is a one dish meal.
From start to finish was under an hour. Whoot! Whoot!
Just think....if you started this right now - you could be enjoying it in less than an hour.

Curried Chicken Quinoa

about 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp Oh! So Garlic (optional)
1 cups chicken broth
1 cup quinoa

Spray a large Dutch oven (or heavy bottom pot) with cooking spray. Add the chicken, onion, and garlic. Saute for about 10 minutes, until chicken is almost completely cooked.
Add the tomatoes, undrained, curry powder, and chili powder (and Oh! So Garlic if using). Stir until combined and let cook for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in the quinoa, bring to rolling boil and then reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Turn heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.

Option 1 - you can add 2 cups of peas during the last minutes, if you desire.
Option 2 - you can serve on a bed of spinach leaves, if you desire.

A delicious dinner in under an hour. What's not to like?
Nutritional info (using myfitnesspal) - 329 calories, 5 fat, 37 carbs, 33 protein (That is for 1/4 of the recipe)

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Approximate $40 value!
Winner will be announced on January 22nd.
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1 comment:

  1. Never seen quinoa. Looks like a grain??? Love chicken and curry though so maybe I'll check the food aisles and try this.