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Chicken with Quinoa (KEEN - wah)
Source: American Institute for Cancer Research

A one-dish meal featuring sauteed lime chicken, vegetables, and quinoa.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299.2
Total Carbs 23.5 g
Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
Sugars 5.4 g
Total Fat 10.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Potassium 470.6 mg
Protein 27.3 g
Sodium 455.9 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1 1/2 Vegetables , 2 1/2 Meat , 1 Starch , 2 Lean Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
4 each  Chicken, broiler/fryer, thigh, with o skin, raw
1 each  medium onions
2 each  medium tomatoes
1 each  large garlic cloves
0 1/2 cup  fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp  fresh lime juice
0 1/2 tsp  salt
0 1/2 cup  Quinoa, dry
0 1/4 lb  fresh green beans
1 tbsp  fresh thyme
1 pinch  black pepper
  1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken and brown on both sides, turning pieces once, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. In same pan, sauté onions until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook until tomatoes soften, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  5. Return chicken and any juices to pan. Add chicken broth, lime juice, and salt. Cover pan tightly and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Add quinoa, beans, and thyme. Cover and cook until quinoa is swelled and almost tender to the bite, about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove pan from heat and let sit, covered, 10 minutes, until quinoa is fluffy and soft. Add salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.

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