Good Monday Morning friends! If I haven’t talked you into cooking with quinoa yet, this recipe for a hearty chicken and quinoa stew should do the trick. It is hearty and probably my favorite yet with quinoa. It is so comforting and best of all, it’s pretty darn good for you! I’m sad that my big bag of quinoa from Costco is almost gone, I have used it in a zillion different soups and salads. I’m sure there will be more quinoa recipes to come 🙂
Do yourself a favor this week and whip up a big pot of this feel good chicken and quinoa stew, your belly will thank you!! If this wasn’t good enough, I’ve added a not so bad for you dessert below too!
“Healthier” Banana Berry Brownies
1 Brownie Mix of choice, ( I used Naturally Nora’s All Natural Brownie Mix)
1 Banana, very ripe
6 oz fresh blueberries
Powdered Sugar for Dusting
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions except substitute 1 ripe mashed banana in place of the oil. Stir in fresh blueberries and pour into a lightly greased baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from center. Let cool completely, cut into squares, dust with powdered sugar and serve.
Happy Eating 🙂 See ya’ll soon!
Hearty Chicken and Quinoa Stew
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion chopped
- 5 stalks celery chopped
- 4 large carrots peeled and sliced
- 2 cups sweet pepper chopped
- 1 zucchini large, quartered and sliced
- 64 oz chicken broth
- 15 oz canned diced tomatoes
- 5 Yukon Gold potatoes medium sized, scrubbed and cubed into 1 inch pieces
- 3 cups cooked quinoa
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts medium sized, cooked, shredded and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- Kosher salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- Lawry’s Garlic Salt to taste
- 1 1/2 cups fresh parsley chopped
- Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion, celery, carrots, peppers and zucchini until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in chicken broth and tomatoes and potatoes. Increase heat to high just until broth starts to boil.
- Reduce to medium high and cook potatoes for 10 minutes or until fork tender.
- Reduce heat to low and stir in quinoa, chicken, dijon mustard, hot sauce and season to taste with salt, pepper and Lawry’s.
- Stir in fresh parsley and simmer until ready to serve.
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I was just wondering if you think this meal will freeze OK? And how to thaw it if I did freeze it. My hubs stayed home sick from work today, and so I found and made your recipe. I’ve been needing a reason to make real chicken soup. I’m not sure of the rules on freezing, but it’s just my husband and I so I’d like to save some of it for another day when one of us may be sick again. Let me know. It’s delish! Thanks!
Thank you for writing this, it was quite handy and helped me quite a bit
Made this stew today. It’s great! Thanks for sharing. I’m hoping that eating lots of this will cure my cold!
I love this recipe! But I’m bummed it won’t let me copy and paste it.
Jenny, I made this Quinoa Stew last night and you really knocked it out of the park with this one. I bought a big bag of quinoa a few weeks ago and was excited to make something with it, then I found this recipe. YUM! Ashlyn took it with her in a Thermos for lunch today because she loved it too. Thanks for the amazing, healthy recipe. It’s a keeper!!! Miss you and hope you & your family are doing well♥
The soup was so great! Thank you for taking your time to provide the recipes, I have used several and they are always wonderful!!!!
So glad you enjoyed it Cassandra! This is one of my favorites, wish I had some for lunch right now! Have a wonderful day!
Made the soup yesterday and it is delicious!
That soup looks absolutely delicious Jenny! I love all the quinoa recipes, so fun!
Another HUGE THANK YOU!!! This looks so yummy!!
I’ve never made quinoa before but that bowl of stew maybe persuading me otherwise! YUM!
Made this for dinner tonight…Marvelous!!! I also made the Sesame Orange Quinoa…not bad but like the soup a whole lot better! Keep the healthy recipes coming please!
This bowl is beautiful. Which reminds me that I have to buy more bowls. Mine are boring for food photo. I’m keeping the recipe to try later 🙂
Let’s just say that I went out and bought a box of quinoa. Lol. Going 2 have 2 make that stew soon! YUM-O.
Quinoa ROCKS! We love that stuff over here. It is so nice to have healthy options for picky eaters, even though mine aren’t I cook for plenty who are 😉
Jenny, thanks so much for the healthy recipes! I really appreciate it.
I think I’ve bookmarked all your quinoa recipes! I especially enjoy having a delicious but not so bad for you dessert to cap off a healthy meal. Well done!
That soup looks delicious! I have yet to make quinoa but this might have done the trick. I always get a little intimidated cooking with stuff I am not familiar with.
OK, I’m sold. I’ll definitely try the soup recipe. Thanks Jenny.
Your stew looks so comforting! Quinoa would be great in a soup/stew. Those brownies look so good – I love how you’ve added fruit 🙂
That soup looks delicious! And another great way to use my quinoa!
I LOVE your recipes. I am especially loving these healthy ones. Keep them coming. Thank you!!!!!! 🙂
I love quinoa, but I am really loving that brownie recipe!