Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Curried Quinoa with Chicken and Peas

Especially at this time of year, {between the hustle and bustle of holiday parties and dinners} when I have time to cook for myself, I like to make simple, healthy dishes. One-pot dinners are in high rotation and this one is a new favorite!

Curried Quinoa with Chicken and Peas
1 T of Olive Oil
1 chicken breast cut into pieces (more if you like)
1 small red onion in a rough chop
1 clove of garlic, crushed and diced
1 15oz can of petite dice tomatoes (I used no salt added kind)
1 T of curry powder
1/2 T of chili powder
1/2 T of nutmeg
2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of quinoa
12 oz bag of frozen peas
S&P to taste

1) Saute chicken, onion and garlic in dutch oven for about 10 minutes or until the chicken pieces are almost cooked
2) Add the tomatoes (undrained) and spices and stir to combine, cook for another 5 minutes
3) Add water and bring to a boil and then stir in the quinoa.
4) Reduce heat to simmer, cover and let cook for 20 minutes
5) With about 5 minutes left, stir in peas and once warmed through serve!
{adapted from this recipe}

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