One-Pot Quinoa & Chicken Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 25 min 4
One-Pot Quinoa & Chicken Salad
Health Rating
This quinoa & chicken salad is hearty, filling and is made in only one pot!

Ingredients


3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for serving)
4 stalk(s) Green onion, scallion, ramp (thinly sliced, white and green parts separated)
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (rinsed)
1 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (halved)
1 tsp Lemon peel (zest)
1 1/3 cup Water
454 gm Asparagus (trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces)
1/2 cup Frozen green peas (or fresh)
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tbsp Parsley, Italian, fresh (chopped)
1 pinch Coarse salt
1 dash Black pepper

Instructions


1. Prep your vegetables according to the instructions.
 

2. Heat a medium saucepan on your stovetop over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and let warm for about 30 seconds. 

 

3. Add your scallion whites. Soften them by stirring constantly and cooking for about 3 minutes.

4. Add your quinoa, chicken, lemon zest, and the water. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover your saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and cook everything down for about 11 minutes.

5. Once your quinoa has cooked for 11 minutes, add asparagus and peas. Cover your saucepan again with a tight-fitting lid and cook until all liquid is absorbed and vegetables are tender (about 4 to 5 minutes more).

6. Remove the saucepan from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Shred chicken and fluff quinoa.

7. Add the lemon juice and parsley, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with leftover scallion greens and drizzle with oil. Serve and enjoy! Keep any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 361
Calories from fat 127
Calories from saturated fat 18
Total Fat 14.1 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.5 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Sodium 95 mg
Potassium 701 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 22.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 2.1
Meat 0.6
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 2.2

Energy sources


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Notes:

Quick Tips:

Large batch this dish and cook extras, store in a tightly sealed container in your fridge and use as a main dish, salad topper or side throughout the week.
 


Nutritional Highlights:

Whole grains

Grains are an important source of many nutrients, such as B vitamins and minerals. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, making it a wonderful option for satiety.

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