This one-dish dinner makes great leftovers for a fun lunch salad.
Servings: Serves 6
  • 1 medium yellow onion , chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups quinoa , dry toasted and rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breasts , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 2 zucchini , cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 lemons , juiced
  • 1/2 cup slivered raw almonds
  • 1 cup basil leaves , torn
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Directions
    Sauté the onions and garlic in extra virgin olive oil in a medium-size pot. Add quinoa, broth, chicken and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. After 15 minutes, stir in zucchini, lemon juice, almonds and 3/4 of the basil. Turn heat off and replace lid for 2 minutes. Finish with the remaining basil and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    From the book Mom-a-licious: Fresh, Fast, Family Food for the Hot Mama in You! by Domenica Catelli


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