One-pot chicken with quinoa

One-pot chicken with quinoa

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 2

An easy dish packed with vitamin-rich veg and mineral-rich quinoa - a healthy lunch or dinner choice that's quick to prepare

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal529
  • fat12g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre6g
  • protein50g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts (about 300g/11oz)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into 12 wedges
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 100g green beans, trimmed and cut in half
  • ¼-½ tsp chilli flakes, according to taste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 100g uncooked quinoa
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • 85g frozen sweetcorn
  • 75g kale, thickly shredded
    Kale

    Kale

    kay-el

    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan or sauté pan. Season the chicken and fry over a medium-high heat for 2-3 mins each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate. Add the onion and pepper to the pan and cook for 3 mins, stirring, until softened and lightly browned.

  2. Tip in the garlic and beans, and stir-fry for 2 mins. Add the chilli and spices, then stir in the quinoa and sweetcorn. Pour in 700ml just-boiled water with 1/2 tsp flaked sea salt and bring to the boil.

  3. Return the chicken to the pan, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 12 mins, stirring regularly and turning the chicken occasionally. Add the kale and cook for a further 3 mins or until the quinoa and chicken are cooked through.

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jofranks
10th Apr, 2016
Two stars - unable to rate recipe. Nice flavours but came out more like a stew. Omitted sweet corn and used rocket instead of kale.
laineew
28th Feb, 2016
After reading previous comments, I reduced water to 500ml. Found this to be plenty.
dlockhart
21st Feb, 2016
2.55
I also thought 700 ml of water seemed an awful lot! Instead I roasted the veg and chicken with a spice rub; cooking the quinoa separately. Mixed together the end result was very tasty. Halloumi makes a good alternative for any veggie guests.
cleo500
11th Feb, 2016
0.05
The amount of liquid is way too much! We removed about 4 ladlefuls and it was still very wet.
annvowinckel
5th Jan, 2016
This was delicious and makes rather a lot of food for two people. We had lots over and was able to eat again at another meal time.
alib-london
4th Jan, 2016
This was a real disappointment. Really tasteless and wet/soggy. Veg was over-cooked after 20mins of simering. Would recommend using stock instead of water and reducing the quantity of liquid to give more flavour and adding the beans for only 10 minutes cooking time.
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