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Jeweled Quinoa and Chicken

Jeweled Quinoa and Chicken
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4

Looking for a sweet and sour dinner using Progresso® chicken broth? Then try this baked dish that's made with chicken and quinoa. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart round casserole with cooking spray.
  • 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
    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
    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
    Bake uncovered 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and nuts are toasted.

Expert Tips

  • You can change up this recipe by substituting other favorite grains, such as rice or couscous, for the quinoa.
  • Quinoa, a grain native to South American cuisine, is pronounced KEEN-wah. It contains more protein than any other grain and has a delicate, bland flavor that takes on the flavors of ingredients it’s paired with.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
780
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
1190mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
115g
38%
Dietary Fiber
8g
32%
Sugars
52g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
7 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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