Quinoa with Chicken and Fresh Veggies

Quinoa with Chicken and Fresh Veggies


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About this recipe: A delicious all-in-one dish that combined chicken, veg and healthy quinoa. It could probably be done well with prawns also. You could easily try different veg, especially if you can't find garlic scapes. Garlic scapes are the green, immature stalk of the garlic bulb, with a crunchy texture similar to asparagus.


Serves: 4 

  • 175g rinsed quinoa
  • 475ml chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic scapes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets - cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 110g crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Bring the quinoa and chicken stock to the boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Simmer until the stock is absorbed, the quinoa is fluffy, and the white line is visible in the grain, about 12 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan; cook and stir the garlic scapes and onion until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken breast strips and cook until the chicken is still slightly pink in the middle, about 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Pour 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in the frying pan and cook and stir the courgette and tomato until the courgette is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Return chicken to frying pan and sprinkle with feta cheese, basil leaves and lime juice. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked and hot, about 10 more minutes. Serve over hot quinoa.

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YUM. This was so easy to make, very refreshing meal. Had cooked with quinoa before and it did not go down well with family but this recipe was a success. So much so 8 year old child asked for the leftovers for her lunch at school. Will become a staple meal here - 13 Jun 2013

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