Healthy Quinoa with Chicken and tomatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 301.6
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.8 mg
  • Sodium: 826.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 42.6 g

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What a good flavor and it's super healthy!! What a good flavor and it's super healthy!!
Number of Servings: 6


    1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa
    1 can of organic diced tomatoes (no salt added)
    1 can of chicken broth
    1/2 cup of water
    4 chicken breasts (no skin or bone)
    2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
    1 tsp salt
    1 tbsp pepper


1. Put uncooked quinoa in a large saucepan with a small amount of olive oil. Keep stirring the quinoa until it has browned. When quinoa has browned, add chicken stock and water to the quinoa mixture. Allow the mixture to boil, when it boils, turn the heat to medium. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes until quinoa is fluffy.
2. While quinoa is cooking. Cook the chicken breasts in a skillet until there is no longer pink in the middle.
3. When quinoa and chicken are finished cooking, place chicken in the same pot with the quinoa, add the can of diced tomatoes, cloves of garlic, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and continue mixing ingredients until well mixed. Leave mixed ingredients approx. 3-5 minutes on low heat to combine the flavors and reduce the excess liquid from the tomatoes. Serve immediately after cooked.

Serves approx. 6 people.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AABURTON.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Surprisingly good! - 1/25/13

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    It was SO salty - 1 tsp was way too much and 1 Tbsp of pepper? Yikes! To get rid of the saltiness I accidentally turned it into something that tastes like chicken cacciatore (more tomatoes, sugar, Italian seasoning, tomato paste, wine, mushrooms). At least it's healthy! lol - 1/16/13

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    This is the first time I have eaten quinoa and this recipe was
    delicious. Thank you
    - 7/20/12

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    DELICIOUS!!! First time eating quinoa & it was great this way...even my 15yr old daughter and 7 yr old son LOVED it & they are very picky. This is def now in out top 5 :) - 11/11/11

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    Does a chicken have one breast? As boneless, skinless chicken is often packaged is a chicken breast 1 section or 2 sections? I don't know the term chicken breast is subjective.
    The calorie count in this recipe is based on 2.1 lbs of boneless, skinless breast meat, 31 cal per ounce.
    - 8/11/10