Chicken Quinoa Stir Fry

Today I created a Healthy and Easy quick-lunch recipe.  I wanted to the taste of one of my favorite Chinese Restaurants, but I know that im not able to eat that on my diet.  I had some left over Quinoa in the fridge and did not want that to go to waste, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with this light recipe.

  • 1-2 Cups of Quinoa
  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 20 Asparagus Cut
  • 3 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp Stir Fry Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon Juice

Cook Quinoa as directed on package.

Cut up Chicken thighs into bite size piece.  Pour Olive Oil into a skillet, and add in garlic.  Sautee for 2-3 mins and then add in Chicken.  Brown the chicken pieces untill no longer pink.  Add in cut up asparagus, and Quinoa and cook an additional 5 mins on med.  Once the asparagus are tender, add Soy Sauce and Stir Fry Sauce, and cook for 5 mins. Before taking off the stove add in 2 tsp of lemon juice and stir and Enjoy.

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Quinoa Stir Fry

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I have been trying to stay on a Health Kick and make sure I eat the right foods.  I’ve researched a lot of different foods and kept coming across Quinoa and the wonderful benefits it offers your body.  Finally on yesterday I decided to purchase a box and see what all the hype was about.  I looked in my freezer and saw some frozen stir fry veggies, and then decided to make Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry….😋.  I must say after all of my negative thoughts, on this delicious grain, it was really, really good.  Here’s what I did:

  • Bag of Stir Fry Veggies
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • Stir Fry Sauce (Any brand of your choice)

Cook Quinoa as suggested.

Heat Olive Oil in pan.  Sauté  garlic in pan for about 2 mins.  Add veggies to pan, and cook for 5-10 mins.  Next add onions, and chicken and cook for additional 5 mins.  Once the vegetables and chicken are cooked, pour in your stir fry sauce, and fry for 3 mins.  Remove from stove and stir in Quinoa , and enjoy.