Putting a homemade supper on the table doesn't get much easier than this. The combination of lean chicken and a protein-rich whole grain makes this recipe a healthy choice, and the apples and seasonings lend a sweet and spicy kick.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 4 1/2–5 1/2 hours
Total time: 5–6 hours, largely unattended
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: About 1–1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped tart apples, such as Granny Smith
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup quinoa
In a slow cooker, combine chicken, onion, celery, apples, broth, milk, curry powder, and paprika. Cook on low for 4–5 hours. Add the quinoa, stir to blend, and cook for an additional 30–40 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.
Protein: 26 g
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Sodium: 391 mg
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 21 g
This recipe was developed by Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, LDN, a nutrition and health promotion consultant based in North Carolina.
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