Chicken, again?! Kick it up a notch!
I kept hearing over and over again from my family, “No more chicken!!!”. I thought it was time to “Kick it up a notch” and try a new recipe. They loved it!!!
One-Pot Chicken with Spinach
Ready in 40 minutes/makes 3 servings (recipe by Oxygenmag)
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cups uncooked quinoa
1/8 cup fresh basil leaves or basil oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
Dash of sea salt and pepper
1 cup of fresh spinach
1. Lightly coat a large skillet and saute onions over medium heat until translucent. Set aside in bowl.
2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Saute in olive oil in the same skillet, about 4 minutes per side, then remove and set aside.
3. Pour chicken broth into skillet along with uncooked quinoa, basil (I like to use basil oil to enhance the flavor), garlic and cooked onions, and stir. Nestle the chicken breasts into the quinoa. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is fluffy and has absorbed all of the liquid.
4. Stir spinach into the mixture until it is wilted.
The amino acids in chicken help your body build muscle and burn more calories. One cup of spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating. Learn more about quinoa here on another blog post I wrote.
Comment and let me know how you like it.
Posted on April 3, 2014, in Recipes with Love and tagged certified health coach, chicken, clean eating, Cooking, food, healthy, healthy cooking, nutrition, Quinoa, recipes, spinach, weight loss. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.