Chicken and Vegetables with Quinoa

Chicken and Vegetables with Quinoa

Looking for a filling dinner idea? Then check out this chicken, veggies and quinoa recipe that’s made easily on a stove top in just 25 minutes.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1 1/3
cups uncooked quinoa
2 2/3
cups water
2/3
cup chicken broth
2
cups (1-inch pieces) fresh green beans
1/2
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, cut in half lengthwise
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2
cup bite-size strips red bell pepper
1/2
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly by placing in a fine-mesh strainer and holding under cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling. Add quinoa; return to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 12 to 16 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat broth to boiling over high heat. Add green beans and carrots. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cover; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. Stir oil, chicken, bell pepper, mushrooms, rosemary and salt and garlic into vegetables. Cook over medium-high heat 8 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Serve over quinoa.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup stir-fry and 1 cup quinoa each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Quinoa, pronounced “KEEN-wa,” was first grown in Peru. It contains all the amino acids, making it a complete protein--it is quick and easy to cook, making it a favorite grain.Quinoa's texture is light with a nutty flavor, perfect for main and side dishes.
Whole Grain Serving: 2 1/2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.