Quinoa Chicken & Tomatoes

Quinoa Chicken & Tomatoes

I have been on such a tomato & basil kick all summer!  If you read my herb garden blog I posted last week I mentioned that I had to plant moe basil because of this new found addiction.

This recipe is wonderful for carb days and a perfectly balanced meal.  Quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods and contains 9 essential amino acids.  It also has a very low glycemic index and loaded with antioxidants.

This recipe is quick and easy and so savory and delicious!

 

Ingredients

2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

1C Quinoa

2C Chicken broth

1C Diced tomato

1C Chopped white onion

2 Garlic cloves, minced

4oz Crumbled feta cheese

4T Olive Oil- divided

2T Lemon juice

6-9 fresh basil leaves- coarsley chopped

Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions:

In a medium sized saucepan combine quinoa & chicken broth.  Heat on medium-high heat until it comes to a boil then turn to a simmer and let simmer 10-12 minutes or until you see white lines on the quinoa.

In a medium skillet heat 2T of olive oil on medium heat.  Once oil is hot add in minced garlic and chopped onion and cook until onion is transcluent.

Once onion and garlic is cooked, add additional 2T of olive oil and toss in chicken strips and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cook chicken for approx 5 mins then add in diced tomatoes.

*Makes 4 servings

Mix and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Lastly, add in lemon juice, chopped basil & feta.  Mix until all ingredients are combined.

Let simmer 3-5 minutes to allow flavors to marry.

Serve chicken mixture on bed of quinoa

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size
Calories 480
Fat 23g
Carbohydrate 36
Sugar
Protein 32

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