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Cajun Chicken and Quinoa

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Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 C cooked quinoa
Instructions
  1. Toss chicken and 2 tsp Cajun seasoning together and cook in a skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat, then set aside.
  2. Toss the tomatoes and peppers with 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp Cajun seasoning, set aside.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a large skillet with the onion and garlic. Cook until onion becomes translucent.
  4. Add quinoa, tomato paste, 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, chicken, and tomato chunks. Mix thoroughly.

Notes

– If you’re not a spicy food fan (I love spicy!), cut the Cajun seasoning in half.

– I used a lot of chicken in this recipe.  You could easily get away with 2-3 chicken breasts, but I like my protein!

– You may want to use a casserole dish for the final mix (the skillet becomes very full) but I was able to pull it off in the skillet.