Jeweled Quinoa and Chicken

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 4 servings

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked quinoa
2
cups water
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
large shallots, sliced (about 1 cup)
1/2
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
3/4
cup apricot preserves
1/3
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/3
cup golden raisins
4
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup pine nuts

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart round casserole with cooking spray.
  2. 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and water to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, salt and pepper in oil 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove with slotted spoon to bowl. Reduce heat to medium. Cook shallots in remaining 1 tablespoon oil 3 minutes, 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. 4 In casserole, mix cooked quinoa, chicken mixture, cranberries, raisins and 3 tablespoons of the parsley. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley and the pine nuts.
  5. 5 Bake uncovered 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and nuts are toasted.

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