Quinoa, a high-protein grain, is perfect when you need to cook up something fast and healthy. This dish has a balance of protein, carbs, and fats to provide much-needed nutrition for a busy mom. Use any kind of leftover chicken, or buy a preroasted chicken at your natural foods market. If you prefer, substitute fresh blueberries or sliced red grapes for the currants.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
1 cup quinoa, well rinsed and drained
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1/2 cup dried currants
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
Salt and pepper, to taste
Combine quinoa and broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients to pot and stir to combine. Let mixture sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve warm, or refrigerate and eat throughout the day as a quick snack.
Recipe Additional Notes:
474 cal, 35% fat cal, 19g fat, 3g sat fat, 63mg chol, 32g protein, 47g carb, 6g fiber, 292mg sodium
Fri, 2006-06-30 13:44