La Cucina – Quinoa

2012-CUCINAQuinoa Pilaf with Shredded Chicken

Makes 4 servings

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

quinoaShopping List:

  • 30 ml or 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 170 gr or 1 cup quinoa
  • 475 ml or 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 gr or 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 gr or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
  • 140 gr or 1 cup shredded cooked chicken meat
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir the onion, celery, and carrots in the hot oil until tender, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add the quinoa, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and sage.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cover.
  6. Simmer until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.
  7. Stir in the chicken meat; season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Note: Make sure you rinse the quinoa before you cook it.

wortel-largeENJOY !

Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 312
Total Fat 12.4g
Saturated Fat 7.3g
Cholesterol 26mg
Sodium 161mg
Total Carbohydrates 34.3g
Dietary Fiber 5.2g
Protein 16.4g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20130507-Quinoa-Pilaf-Shredded-Chicken