Chicken Quinoa Garlic Scampi

October 28, 2019

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I discovered this recipe by accident as I thought I had basmati rice on hand but alas I was out. I decided to substitute for quinoa and it was a hit!

Recipe 

Ingredients 

1.5 cups quinoa

2-3 chicken breasts

2.5 cups chicken broth

1/2 stick of butter or 1/4 cup of butter

1-2 garlic cloves

Pepper to taste

1/2 cup rice cooking wine

1 cup fresh parmesan cheese

2 cups of spinach (optional)


How to create

  1. Start by cooking quinoa in 2-3 cups of water for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile- grill chicken or bake chicken at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. We grilled ours which took about 25 minutes.
  3. While quinoa is cooking melt butter in pan and add garlic cloves. Cook for 3-4 minutes on low to medium heat.
  4. Next add cooking wine to butter & garlic mixture and cook while stirring with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes.
  5. Take chicken out, cut into strips and cover, set aside until needed at the end.
  6. Next add chicken broth to cooking wine/butter/garlic mixture.
  7. After chicken broth was added add cooked quinoa to mixture and cook for 15-20 minutes or until broth and wine is absorbed in quinoa, stirring on occasion.
  8. After liquid is absorbed mix in parmesan cheese and top with chicken strips.
  9. Optional can add spinach to quinoa mixture for some greens or use as a side salad.

The Finished Product

(Notice I'm not a food blogger and I swear it tastes better than my photo makes it appear, lol)

Chicken Quinoa Garlic Scampi

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