Monday, January 14, 2013

Tomato Chicken Quinoa

Here's a fantastic, healthy, tasty and easy weeknight meal.  It's full of veges and my kids loved it.  You could add some fresh or dried herbs, or sprinkle with a bit of parmesan before serving.  The best thing is, it's really filling, but comes in at just 317 calories per serve.

Get your veges from Charlie's!

Ingredients (serves 4)
olive oil spray
400g chicken breast, sliced
1 brown onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon tomato paste
150g red capsicum, diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
400g tin diced tomatoes
1 carrot, grated
100g quinoa
1 cup vegetable stock

Heat a saucepan over medium heat.  Add chicken, onion and garlic and cook for about 10 minutes, until chicken is browned.

Add quinoa, along with stock, tomato paste and vegetables and bring to the boil, stirring frequently.

Simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed and curly "tails" appear on the quinoa grains.



Cara Chambers said...

Delicious, Vanessa!!

Anonymous said...

First time cooking with quinoa and the family were very happy. Tasty and easy. Thanks! Sandra

Vanessa Gibson said...

Glad you liked it!

Anonymous said...

Delicious! I made this for my incredibly picky kids and family - a huge hit :D. Best thing is, we'd never had quinoa before, and are now converts.