3.16.2009

quinoa with bell peppers

ingredients (serves 2):
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken broth
4-6 chicken tenders, cut into small pieces
4 Tbs olive oil
1/2 onion
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
4-5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
15-20 leaves fresh basil
grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon (i added this for a little kick)

directions:
add quinoa & chicken broth to rice cooker (takes about 25-30 minutes to cook). heat large non-stick skillet over high heat and add the oil. add chicken and saute for 5 minutes or until golden brown. add onions, bell peppers; saute for 1-2 minutes more; add garli and saute until peppers become slightly limp but still bright, about one to two minutes; season with salt and pepper. remove the pan from heat; add basil and quinoa. toss until basil wilts, garnish with Parmesan cheese.
*courtesy of trader joe's :)

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