Basil Quinoa Chicken

IMG_1548This is one of my favorite recipes!  Its so easy and fresh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1 cup dry quinoa (or 3 cups cooked)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp minced garlic (or 1 clove)
  • ½ tsp dried basil or 1oz fresh chopped basil
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup unsalted pine nuts
  • 10 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar (or to taste)
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1lb cooked & shredded chicken breast (I like to do in crockpot)

Cook quinoa according to package.  Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet with garlic, basil, red pepper over medium heat.  Stir in pine nuts & cook until slightly browned.  Add spinach, cover and cook on low about 5 mins or until wilted. Toss spinach mixture with quinoa, tomatoes, chicken & feta.  Top each bowl with balsamic vinegar. Serving size 1 ¼ cups.  Serves 5-6

372 Calories, 19g Fat, 5g Fiber, 1g Sugar, 27g Protein

3 Comments on Basil Quinoa Chicken

  1. water ionizer
    November 13, 2015 at 3:11 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t wait to read much more from you. That is actually a terrific site.

    Reply
  2. Bobbi
    November 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm (2 years ago)

    This dish is easy to make and taste fantastic.

    Reply
  3. caley
    February 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Made this the other night. It was delicious and I had leftovers for lunch all week!

    Reply

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