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SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN QUINOA

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1½ cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 15oz black beans, 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 15oz fire-roasted diced tomato, 1 can, not drained
  • 1½ cups corn
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, extra for garnish

Steps

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add diced chicken, salt, pepper, and cook thoroughly.
  2. Add garlic and jalapeño (leave the seeds in for extra spice).
  3. Add quinoa, chicken broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir, then cover and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, roughly 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.
  6. Serve garnished with extra cilantro and diced avocado or divide into 4 food storage containers and store in the refrigerator. Can be kept refrigerated for up to 4 days.