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Quinoa-Chicken Risotto
Quinoa-Chicken Risotto

Quinoa-Chicken Risotto

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Cook Minutes 45 Min
Prep : 25 Min Cook: 20 Min
This delicious twist on the classic risotto recipe is made with quinoa. It's a surprisingly simple take featuring chicken, quinoa and veggies.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing, divided
1/2 lb. (225 g) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 red pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1-3/4 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
juice from 1 lemon
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Shredded Cheese
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Step 1
Cook chicken in 2 Tbsp. dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 4 to 5 min. or until evenly browned, stirring frequently. Spoon into bowl; cover to keep warm.
Step 2
Heat remaining dressing in same skillet on medium heat. Add mushrooms and peppers; cook 4 min., stirring occasionally and adding garlic for the last minute. Add quinoa, broth and water; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 20 min. or until quinoa is tender.
Step 3
Stir in chicken, parsley and lemon juice; cook and stir 2 min. or until chicken mixture is heated through. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 5 min.; top with cheese.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Special Extra
When serving adults, substitute 1/2 cup dry white wine for the water, or for 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, if desired.
Food Facts
Did you know quinoa is a pseodocereal...more like a seed than a grain? It is higher in protein than most grains, but not as high as beans and legumes.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 13 g
Saturated fat 3.5 g
18 %
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 570 mg
24 %
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fibre 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 33 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
90 %
10 %
30 %
4 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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