Quinoa Salad with Chicken and Black Beans

Quinoa Salad with Chicken and Black Beans
Quinoa Salad with Chicken and Black Beans

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tbsp olive oil

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1

    tsp paprika

  • 1

    cup quinoa- rinsed well

  • 2

    boneless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 1

    tsp cumin

  • 1

    tsp ground coriander

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    tsp pepper

  • 1

    pinch cayenne pepper

  • 3

    green onions, sliced

  • 2

    small tomatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1/2

    red pepper, diced

  • 2

    cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1

    cup corn kernels

  • 1/4

    cup fresh coriander

  • 2

    tbsp lime juice

Directions

Add garlic and paprika to a medium sauce pan with 1 tbsp of oil, stir on medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in quinoa, add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 miutes. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp oil on medium heat. Saute chicken, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper until browned, about 5 minutes. Add green onions, tomatoes, red pepper, black beans and corn. cook over medium heat until red pepper is tender crisp and chicken is not longer pink inside, about 5 minutes. Add quinoa, fresh coriander and lime juice to the frying pan, stir and serve.

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