Jeweled Quinoa and Chicken

cal 780 total fat 19g sodium 520mg fiber 8g
Jeweled Quinoa and Chicken
Jeweled Quinoa and Chicken

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2

    cups water

  • 2

    tbs olive oil

  • 1

    lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/4

    tsp pepper

  • 4

    large shallots, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1/2

    cup chicken stock

  • 3/4

    cup apricot preserves

  • 3/4

    cup sweetened dried cranberries

  • 1/3

    golden raisins

  • 4

    tbs chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/4

    cup pine nuts

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 qt round casserole with cooking spray 2. In a 2 qt saucepan, heat quinoa and water to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 10-15 min or until all water is absorbed. 3. Meanwhile, in 12 in skillet, heat 1 tbs of oil over med-high heat. Cook chicken, salt and pepper in oil 6-8 min, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove with slotted spoon to bowl. Reduce heat to med. Cook shallots in remaining 1 tbs oil 3 min, stirring occasionally until tender. Stir in broth and preserves. Heat to boiling, remove from heat. Return chicken to skillet, discarding any juices in bowl. 4. In casserole, mix cooked quinoa, chicken mix, cranberries, raisins and 3 tbs of the parsley. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tbs parsley and pine nuts. 5. Bake uncovered 15 min or until thoroughly heated and nuts are toasted.

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