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Quinoa-Chicken Risotto

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4 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.


  • 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
Calories 390
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 570mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 90 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* 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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