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Chicken Fried Quinoa

I am trying to lower the amount of carbs I eat, but for someone who is addicted to all things carby, it is SO HARD!  I have found a love for quinoa recently thanks to my vegan sister-in-law.  Quinoa makes a great replacement for rice, and who doesn’t love chicken fried rice?  

You will need:

1lb boneless skinless chicken breast
2-3 cups cooked quinoa
3 Tbls butter
2 garlic cloves minced
1 small onion diced
1 bag frozen peas and carrots (I also added some frozen corn)
1 egg
1 tsp chili sesame oil
soy sauce to taste

Cube the chicken and cook in a large wok or pan, add the butter and saute the onions and garlic.  Add in the cooked and cooled quinoa.  Make a well in the center and fry the egg.  Once cooked, stir into the rest of the quinoa.  You can make this dish a bit healthier by substituting the butter with olive oil, but this is one dish I make with butter to give it that restaurant taste!

Chicken Fried Quinoa

 

Add in your vegetables.  The most common ones are peas and carrots, but you could add edamame, shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, corn, etc.  Add the seasonings to taste and stir everything up until the frozen vegetables are heated through.  

This recipe goes super fast if you already have the quinoa and chicken ready to go.  It’s an easy and delicious meal!

Looking for a Vegan version?  Check out It Ain’t Easy Being Vegan’s “Veganized” version of this recipe!  Vegetable Fried Quinoa

Chicken Fried Quinoa

Michelle

Michelle is the mom of a very active 9 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
Email Michelle at michelle@theneighborhoodmoms.com
Michelle

About the author

Michelle

Michelle is the mom of a very active 9 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
Email Michelle at michelle@theneighborhoodmoms.com

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