Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Warm Chicken and Quinoa Salad + Giveaway!

I’ve been dying to share this recipe for a while now, and I am finally getting around to it... better late than never, I guess!  My sweet mother-in-law gifted me a One Pot Martha Stewart cookbook, and as soon as I saw this recipe, I knew it would be a hit.

...And if you didn’t guess, this recipe is made in a single stove-top sauce pan, which is perfect for easy weeknight clean up!

Start by heating 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and sauté four scallion whites until soft and fragrant.  

Next, add 1 cup of quinoa, zest of 1 lemon, and 1 1/3 cups of water.  
Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10 minutes.  

Add a cooked chicken breast (shredded or cubed), asparagus tips, and about 1/2 cup of frozen peas.  
 Cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the asparagus is cooked through.

Finish by incorporating 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper.

This recipe is a healthy dinner that would be great served alone or with a slice of pita bread... John has even asked to put this into our weekly rotation (which is fine by me considering it takes about 30 minutes from start to finish!).

If you don’t like asparagus, swap it out for Brussels sprouts! 
Mix and match your favorite veggies, and you will be sure to love it!


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  1. This looks so good! Im always looking for healthy lunch options and this sounds perfect. And love the easy cleanup, anything in one pot is definitely a plus!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. What a fun giveaway! This recipe looks so good- I actually got that cookbook for Christmas too, but have only used it once so far, now I want to give this recipe a try!

  3. mmmm that chicken dish sounds delicious! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Yum - I love a good quinoa dish! I'm definitely going to have to check out that cookbook - anything one pot always sounds good to me, and you can't beat Martha!

  5. yum! You share some of the best recipes! This looks so light and delicious!

  6. Love a one pot meal, sounds delicious!

  7. Oh this looks so good!! We found a great garlic cous cous that I'll try this recipe with!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  8. we are on the hunt for healthy meals right now and 30 minutes start to finish? my kind of recipe! great giveaway, too!

  9. This looks delicious! How are you liking that whole book?

  10. Yum! This looks fantastic, and I love it even more know it can all be made in one pan. Gotta love an easy meal to make AND clean up!

  11. This recipe sounds so good and I love how easy it is!

  12. I'm definitely pinning this recipe....looks so good!

  13. Looks delicious!! I've never had quinoa before!


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