Crockpot Italian Chicken & Quinoa

italian chickenEasy, delicious and healthy!  Another simple crockpot meal. I love how stress-free it is using my crockpot and the chicken is always cooked perfectly – the chicken is never too dry. I found this on pinterest and think it is a keeper in the recipe stash so now I am sharing it.

When I dished it out it ended up having this beautiful heart shape. Perfect for a heart-healthy meal on valentine’s weekend!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1lb organic chicken breast
  • 1 cup chopped onion (I used frozen)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
  • 14.5oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups organic chicken broth (if you like more soup-like, do 6 cups)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • salt & pepper to taste (I did about 1 tsp of each)

Add the broth in the bottom and all the other ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until carrots are soft. Remove chicken and shred. Add back in and stir. Taste and add any additional seasonings. I topped my with feta and it tasted great!

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