Oct 19, 2012

Cheesy Quinoa with spinach and chicken

Quinoa is a new food that I am experimenting with, and this turned out amazing!


1 cup uncooked Quinoa
2 cups water or chicken broth
1 small onion, minced
1 red pepper minced
1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained (Or you can use fresh~!)
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 TBLS minced garlic
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 TBLS light cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
salt, pepper, garlic powder, poultry seasoning of your choice
Olive oil

In a pot, add 2 cups water, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning (if using broth, use less salt).  Once it comes to a boil, add dry quinoa, minced onion and peppers to the pot.  Boil until tender (about 15-20 min) stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat a few tsp olive oil.  Add chopped spinach, garlic, salt pepper and stir.  Add chicken.  Sautee until warmed through.  Season to taste.

Once the Quinoa is fully cooked, add the parmesan cheese and mix it in.  Then add the chicken mixture, the cream cheese and mozzarella.  Stir well.  Serve hot.  Delicious!

This recipe would also make wonderful patties and sauteed until golden...  or rolled into balls and fried.