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Blackened Chicken & Lime Quinoa

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Blackened Chicken & Lime Quinoa

Added by: on Jan 29th, 2013
This proves that healthy can be delicious!
Rating:
5
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
35 min
Ready In:
45 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 3 servings
 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp paprika {we only had sweet paprika, but smoked might be better}
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken (or vegetable) stock
  • 1 cup dry quinoa {when cooked this amount will feed about 4: I usually 1/2 it}
  • 1 zest & juice of lime
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Nutrition Facts
Blackened Chicken & Lime Quinoa

Servings Per Recipe: 3

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 217

  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.3 mg
  • Sodium: 818.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  •     Sugars: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 22.8 g
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Directions:

1

Combine and mix all the dry seasonings in a small bowl. Coat the entire chicken breast with the spice mixture.{You can do this step ahead of time and let the chicken marinade in the spice mixture in the fridge.}

2

Add the oil to a skillet and heat over medium/high heat for a few minutes . Add the chicken breasts to the pan. Cook for seven minutes on each side covered with a lid or foil. *If the heat is too high & you don't want the chicken to dry out, you can add a little water or extra stock into the pan when the chicken is cooking.*

3

Add the chicken stock and quinoa to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium/low heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes with the lid on, until all of the liquid has absorbed.

4

After the chicken breasts have cooked all the way through, remove them from the pan and let rest for 5 minutes.

5

Add the warm quinoa to a medium bowl with the lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper, and chopped cilantro. Mix to combine.

6

If you made a pan sauce with water you can coat the chicken in it before serving it on top of the quinoa.

7

Avocado Sauce: You can made an avocado sauce to serve on top by mixing an avocado with some (maybe 2 Tbsp) yogurt or sour cream, lime juice and pepper in a food processor.

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Ratings & Reviews:

Carlitos

Carlitos

By: Carlitos on Feb 1st, 2013
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nice!
Suzana

Suzana

By: Suzana on Jan 30th, 2013
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what a great picture! Looks fantastic

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