One Pan: Mexican Quinoa

Mexican Quinoa

This delicious, one pan meal is 21 Day Fix Approved and very easy to prepare!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 1/2 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of Rotel
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced peppers (I used red and orange)
  • 1 tablespoon homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below)
  • Kosher Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime.

Optional ingredients (things I wanted to add but didn’t have on hand!): Avocado and cilantro

Taco Seasoning:

  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Directions: 

Gather all of your ingredients

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Season your chicken with homemade taco seasoning and cook in pan until cooked through. Remove chicken and dice it up.

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Add jalapeño, peppers and onion to the pan and cook for 3 minutes.

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Add these ingredients to the pan: quinoa, chicken broth, beans, corn, carrots, rotel, taco seasoning.

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Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Stir in diced chicken, avocado, lime juice and cilantro.

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You could also serve this in tortillas as a healthy taco filling too.

21 Day Fix Containers:

Serving is 2 cups: 1 red. 2 yellow and 1 green

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