Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quinoa Fazool with Chicken and White Wine

A great new grain has been introduced to me. I love this quinoa, pronounced Keen-wah took me awhile to get use to this fabulous grain, but to use this in substitution for rice or pasta, brings a whole life to food. Delicious and nutty tasting. A great healthy grain with addition of white beans and chicken make a satisfying meal a twist on pasta fazool adding similar ingredients for a base then by adding chicken with the beans its a diffinite full meal.

Almost like a rice, but nutty flavored.

Beans, chicken and this hearty grain = a great combination of healthy goodness.

You will see the tails when its cooked all the way through.

1 cup of quinoa

2 cups water

2 cans of white northern beans drained or freshly made beans

2 boneless chicken breasts cut in long slices

1/2 cup white wine

1 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley

1/4 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt

1/2 cup olive oil

In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan boil 2 cups of water and 1 cup quinoa until you see the tail about 15 minutes.

In another large fry pan, saute cut up chicken breast with a few tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic till all pink is gone. Add beans, rest of the oil, wine and spices, broth. Cook for around 10 minutes on high till liquid is reduced. Stir in quinoa cook till thickens and liquid is pretty much adsorbed with this great flavor.
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