Balsamic Chicken and Mediterranean Quinoa

Tuesdays with Heidi- Balsamic Chicken w/Mediterranean Quinoa

Today we cooked Balsamic Chicken with a side of Mediterranean Quinoa.  The recipe for the Balsamic Chicken came from one of my favorite Food Network cooks Elli Krieger who focuses on healthy recipes.  The Quinoa I kind of made up as we went based on what Heidi had in her fridge.

Balsamic Chicken:

4 chicken breasts

3-4 cloves of garlic

about 3/4 TBSP olive oil

4 TBSP balsamic vinegar

2/3 C chicken broth

2 cans diced tomatoes

Heat oil and garlic in frying pan about a min over med heat.  Add chicken, cook about 6 min per side, or until tender. Remove chicken, remove pan from heat, scrape pan and add vinegar, tomatoes, and chicken broth.  Bring to a simmer and add chicken.  Simmer for a couple minutes and serve.

Mediterranean Quinoa

3 C chicken broth

1 1/2 C quinoa

1 cucumber

4 small peppers or 1 big pepper

1/4 red onion

3/4 TBSP olive oil

1/2 C feta cheese

Boil chicken broth and quinoa until broth is completely soaked up.  Turn off heat and put lid on pan for about 5 min.

Remove from pan, add olive oil, peppers, and onion to pan.  Cook peppers and onions until tender.

Turn off heat, add quinoa back in and stir.  Stir in cucumbers and feta.  Salt to taste.

Dinner is served!

This was taste tested not only by Heidi and I, but also by Cole, Richard, and Ezra (ages 3, 4, and 5).  Richard and Ezra had 3 helpings and Ezra said it was the best chicken he’s ever had.  Cole said “this is sooo good”.  Healthy, easy, delicious, what more could you ask for!

 

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3 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Heidi- Balsamic Chicken w/Mediterranean Quinoa

  1. Carman

    that looks soooo yummy!!! I’ve never had quinoa but I guess I need to cause it looks like I am missing out! Is there a certain kind or brand of quinoa to look for?? Tips needed for this Texan buying quinoa for the first time ever! 😉

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  2. Susan

    Luv the recipes! I like to cook and try new recipes. I SOooo look forward to Tuesday’s now…please don’t stop.
    Can’t wait to try the Balsamic Chicken w/Mediterranean Quinoa…mmmm

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  3. Cyndi Post author

    Carman, I don’t have a certain brand I like better then others. The kind we used was from Costco.
    Susan, so glad to hear you like the recipes…we will keep them coming for sure!!

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