Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chicken Mushroom Quinoa Stir Fry




Ingredients: 

1. Chicken Breasts - 2, chopped to cubes
2. Quinoa - 2 cups
3. Garlic - 2 cloves, finely chopped
4. Red onion -1, chopped lengthwise
5. Mushrooms - 1 cup, chopped
6. Ground Black Pepper- 1 tsp
7. Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
8. Balsamic Vinegar - 4 tbsp
9. Lemon zest - 1 tsp
10. Dill - 1 tsp, finely chopped

For the chicken marinade: 

1. Black pepper -1 tsp 
2. Salt - As desired
3. Hot Sauce - 3 tsp
4. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
5. Extra Virgin Olive oil - 3 tbsp

Chicken Preparation: 

1. Marinate the chicken pieces for an hour. 
2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. 
3. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil. Transfer the chicken pieces and drizzle the olive oil on top. 
4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken pieces are cooked. 

Quinoa Preparation: 

1. Soak the 1/2 the chopped onions, lemon zest in balsamic vinegar and keep aside. 
2. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add the chopped garlic, saute for 30 seconds. 
3. Add the onion and salt to taste. When the onion sweats add the mushrooms and ground black pepper. 
4. Cook for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked. 
5. Add the quinoa followed by 3 and half cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover with lid and simmer until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiraled out from each grain, about 15 mins. 
6. Remove from heat and once cooled mix in the chicken pieces and the soaked onion-vinegar mix.

Enjoy! :D 


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