Sweet and Savory Chicken Quinoa

Diabetes Appropriate
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Nut-free
Wheat-Free / Gluten-Free
Heart-Healthy
Kosher
Low-Calorie
Low-Cholesterol
Low-Fat
Low-Saturated Fat
Low-Sodium
Weight Management
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
4
Ready in
30 minutes*

Ingredients

  • 1 large orange
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 8 oz. grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes (2 cups)
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar

Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes*
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes*
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove a 3-inch strip of peel from the orange. Place peel and 1 1/4 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in quinoa, ginger, cinnamon and coriander; reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, 15 to 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Remove from heat; discard orange peel.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine raisins, cherries and 1 cup hot water; stir. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine quinoa, raisins, cherries and chicken. Finely grate remaining orange peel to measure 1/2 teaspoon zest; add to bowl.
  4. Cut orange in half; squeeze 1/2 cup juice. In a small bowl whisk together orange juice, zest, oil and vinegar. Drizzle over cooked quinoa; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 260, Calories Fat 60, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 35mg, Carbohydrate 37g, Protein 13g
Serving Size1
Calories260
Calories Fat60
Calories (fat) extra23
Total Fat7g
Total Fat (extra)11
Saturated Fat1g
Saturated Fat (extra)5
Cholesterol20mg
Cholesterol (extra)7
Sodium35mg
Sodium (extra)1
Potassium468mg
Carbohydrate37g
Carbohydrate (extra)12
Fiber3g
Fiber (extra)12
Sugars13g
Protein13g
Omega30g
Vitamin A288IU
Vitamin A (extra)6
Vitamin C12mg
Vitamin C (extra)21
Iron3mg
Iron (extra)19