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Clean Eating Chicken And Mushroom Quinoa

If you love quinoa, this is a great, protein-packed lunch or dinner that will really fill you up!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 11 servings
Calories 252 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa (dry/uncooked)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz. package sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 1/2 lb. baked chicken breasts (3 breasts cut into chunks)
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley (chopped, fresh)
  • salt and pepper to taste after cooking
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Instructions

  1. Bake your chicken breasts at 350 F. for about 40 minutes or until they reach at least 165 F. on a meat thermometer. (I sprinkled mine with garlic powder, salt and pepper for added flavor)

  2. While that bakes, cook the quinoa with the garlic powder in the chicken broth to package directions.

  3. While that is cooking, sauté the mushrooms and onion in the oil over low to medium heat. Keep the heat low so that the liquid from the mushrooms will seep out and help cook them. This way you won't have to add more oil.

  4. When the chicken is done, cut it into chunks and stir into the finished quinoa along with the parsley.

  5. Cool a bit and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Chicken And Mushroom Quinoa
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 366mg16%
Potassium 629mg18%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.