One-Pot Quinoa- Creamy Chicken and Peas

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It’s a new year.  And I don’t know about you, but I am still recovering from the holidays.   I am making sure to make my family tasty and nourishing meals.   When I was a kid, creamy chicken and peas was always one of my favorite dinners.  I switched up this recipe a bit, by using quinoa instead of noodles or rice.   Also, I used just one pot for the whole meal.  This means less dishes.  ( yay!!)

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It took me a while to really get on the ” Quinoa Wagon”.  But recently, it has become one of my favorite foods to cook with.  When making any ” One-Pot”  meal, it is important to have an appropriate amount of liquid in order to cook the starch.

When cooking quinoa, I always use 3-4 cups of liquid for every dry cup of quinoa. – it cooks up much fluffier this way.

This recipe would be a great way to use up leftover chicken.  If not, just cook the chicken first.

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Whenever I make a One-Pot meal, I always add any other vegetable that I happen to have around.  You can add whatever you have around.  The more vegetables, the better.

One Pot QUinoa chicken and peas

One-Pot Quinoa-Creamy Chicken and Peas – Serves6-8

Ingredients 

2 medium chicken breasts- or 1-2 cups of shredded chicken

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 small onion- chopped

Juice of one lemon

1 cup of chopped spinach- optional

2 carrots- chopped

1 tablespoon corn starch

2 cups of dry quinoa, washed

4 cups of College Inn Chicken Broth

2 Cups of Milk

2 cups of water

1 Package of frozen peas

optional: cheese

Method:  Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces.  Sautee with olive oil until cooked all the way through. add chopped onion and sautee onion until the onion is transparent.  Add lemon juice.  Add chopped spinach and chopped carrots.  Cook until the spinach is cooked down.  Add Corn Starch and mix them into the vegetables- this will help thicken the creamy sauce.  Add chicken broth, quinoa milk water and peas to the pot and cook on medium heat until the quinoa is fully cooked.  stir every few minutes to make sure quinoa hasn’t gotten stuck on the bottom of the pan.  Once cooked,  serve.

One Pot Creamy Chicken peas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of College Inn Broth . The opinions and text are all mine.

One Comment

  1. Looks so yummy! Going to make this for lunch! Thanks for the recipe!

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