Quinoa Pecan Bowl

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Quinoa Pecan Bowl

Cook Time 40 Minutes

Quinoa Pecan Bowl

Serves 16

Serving Size 1/2 cup quinoa with 5 oz. sliced chicken

Meal Type , ,

Description

The pecans and quinoa provide plant-based protein making this a great side dish or entree. The apple cider and fresh apple add sweetness and acidity to this healthy dish.

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Rinse the quinoa, if necessary. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil or butter and the quinoa. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until you hear it crackling. Add the apple cider/juice and water, season with the 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium, simmering for 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork. Stir in half of the pecans.
  3. Season each chicken breast with the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, brush with 1 teaspoon mustard and grill to an internal temperature of 165°F, 12-15 minutes. Slice the breasts and hold at 155°F.
  4. Spoon 1/2 cup quinoa into a shallow bowl. Layer with 5 oz. sliced chicken, 1 1/2 oz. apples, and 2 tablespoons pecans. Finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, if desired.
  5. Tip: Substitute cooked wild rice or steamed basmati rice for some or all of the quinoa, if desired.

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