Nikkie's General Tsao's Chicken and Quinoa
- one large boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1/4 cup General Tsao stir fry sauce (Trader Joe's)
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 bag of tri-color peppers (Trader Joe's)
Start by boiling the water for the quinoa (one part quinoa - one part water.) This will take longer and you want all of your food to finish at the same time :) Once the water is boiling, add your quinoa. Reduce heat and let simmer - it will take about 30-35 minutes until it's done. I use pre-rinsed quinoa so you don't have to rinse it before hand. While the quinoa is simmering, filet your chicken breast... then cut each filet into cubes. If you feel like you need more chicken, you can use two pieces. Add chicken and peppers to frying pan. Then add your garlic. (don't forget to keep stirring the quinoa so it doesn't stick.) Cook chicken and peppers until the chicken is fully cooked. After it's cooked, add the General Tsao's sauce. Let simmer until heated. If this finishes before your quinoa, remove from heat and cover. Once the quinoa is done, add desired amount to a bowl and top with your General Tsao's chicken stir-fry.
The recipe makes about 2 1/2 - 3 servings and will be about 243 - 338 calories per serving depending on how many pieces of chicken you use. Each serving will also have less than 5 grams of fat! Amazing... I know!
You can use rice instead of quinoa, but quinoa is healthier, and like rice - it will take on the flavor of most food. And for all of my vegan and vegetarian friends, you can also use Tofu, or a soy protein instead of chicken.
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So if you can't think of anything to make for dinner, try this! If you do, don't forget to let me know what you think!
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