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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 335.4
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 92.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 24.9 g

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Carribean Quinoa

Submitted by: WATERBABY*3

Introduction

With just a few ingredients, this is simple to make. Yet its versatile enough to adapt. As made, its low sodium and low fat, and high in protein and vitamins. I bought all of the ingredients at Trader Joe's, but I am sure you can find them at the regular grocery store. With just a few ingredients, this is simple to make. Yet its versatile enough to adapt. As made, its low sodium and low fat, and high in protein and vitamins. I bought all of the ingredients at Trader Joe's, but I am sure you can find them at the regular grocery store.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    Chicken Breast, no skin, 6 ounces
    Allspice, 1 tbsp
    Quinoa (dry), 0.5 cup
    Frozen Tri-Colored Peppers, 2 cups
    Lime Juice, 2 tbsp

Directions

Rinse the quinoa well. Mix it with 1 cup of water in a pan, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 15-20 minutes until it splits. I like to add some extra allspice and lime in while its cooking, but that is up to you.
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While the quinoa is cooking, spray the bottom of a pan with nonstick spray and start cooking the chicken on medium heat. Brown both sides, but don't cook completely. Sprinkle the allspice on top of the browned chicken. Add in the frozen peppers, the lime juice, and a few tablespoons of water to prevent it from sticking. Cook until chicken is done, about 10 minutes.
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Place half the cooked quinoa in a bowl, top with half the chicken and half the peppers. Eat!
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Variations:
*add garlic and onion when cooking the chicken
*add fresh pineapple &/or some toasted coconut
*change the vegetables to your liking
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Creator note: Do NOT use couscous! I read a comment that one person did. The nutty flavor & the texture of the quinoa is what mixes well with the lime & allspice.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WATERBABY*3.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy, and low sodium! (And I love shopping at Trader Joe's) - 3/31/08

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  • Can't wait to try this!! - 12/3/12

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  • This was delicious! My whole family loved it. I recommend adding something spicy to give it a kick (if you love spicy hot food). We added a little tabasco sauce at the dinner table, but next time while cooking I will add a little Matouk's hot sauce. I can't wait to make it again. YUM! - 11/7/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love quinoa and will try this!! - 11/5/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds absolutely fantastic! Put it on the menu for tomorrow night... and happy to report I will be making it according to spec! Been dying to find a good quinoa recipe for meat lovers... :-) - 11/3/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Maybe it's just me, but I'm not crazy about the flavor of this one. I substituted couscous for the quinoa so I wouldn't have to go to the health food store, but I don't think I'm intrigued enough to try again with quinoa. - 5/27/08

    Reply from WATERBABY*3 (6/13/08)
    I would not have liked it with couscous either! The nutty flavor & the texture of the quinoa is what mixes well with the lime & allspice. Couscous is too bland to do this recipe justice.


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