South American Chicken and Quinoa Recipe

Looking for an easy South American Chicken and Quinoa recipe? Learn how to make South American Chicken and Quinoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by flav90

Makes 5 servings



accompaniment: Tomato-Apricot Chutney (recipe)

Recipe Ingredients for South American Chicken and Quinoa

1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Recipe Directions for South American Chicken and Quinoa

  1. Prepare Tomato-Apricot Chutney; set aside.

  2. Combine turmeric, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt in shallow dish. Dip 1 chicken piece at a time into spice mixture, coating all sides; set aside.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; set aside.

  4. Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Add chicken pieces. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned and no longer pink.

  5. Rinse quinoa in small strainer under cold running water; drain well.

  6. Combine quinoa, chicken broth, coconut milk, curry, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and ginger in heavy, large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

  7. Stir in chicken and pepper mixture; cook 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Serve with Tomato-Apricot Chutney. Garnish with red chili pepper, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 281.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
479
Calories from Fat
234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.0g
40%
Saturated Fat
13.1g
65%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
591mg
25%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
28.1g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
33.5g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 5% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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