Happy New Year! 2014 was a fantastic year filled with lots of great moments and memories, but I look forward to 2015 with hope and excitement. There will be new goals, accomplishments, and even more memories made. I can’t wait to see what this new year brings!
When I set out to make this Smokey Chicken and Green Beans Over Quinoa dish, I actually didn’t think I would post the recipe on the website. Our family had a busy day, I was pressed for time, and hadn’t planned anything in advance for dinner. I defrosted some chicken breasts I had in the freezer and quickly threw dinner together with ingredients I had on hand. AJ and the girls ended up loving it, and they all agreed I needed to post the recipe for you. Gotta love it when recipes on the fly turn out to be a family favorite!
At first glance, this Smokey Chicken and Green Beans Over Quinoa might not appear full of flavor, but I can assure you it most definitely is. Chicken pieces are cooked in ghee, shallots, fresh garlic, and smoked paprika, then tossed with green beans, more smoked paprika, and fresh grape tomatoes. The end result is moist, tender, slightly smokey and rich chicken pieces with scrumptious green beans, and tangy, sweet tomatoes that burst in your mouth as you chew. This is an easy and healthy meal your whole family will enjoy!
If you’re looking for more yummy gluten-free chicken recipes, try these baked chicken kabobs.
Time Saving Tip:
Cook the quinoa and tenderize/cut up the chicken breasts a day in advance; when you’re pressed for time this dish will come together even more quickly with that prep work already done.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
“Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world that we can’t control. Earthquakes, floods, reality shows. But it’s important to remember the things that we can – like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts. Because the one thing that changes the world from a lonely place to a beautiful place is love. Love, in any of its forms, love gives us hope.” ~anonymous
Tri-color quinoa is a blend of black, red, and yellow quinoa. Feel free to use any color of quinoa you prefer. If you have fresh green beans on hand, I'm sure they will probably work fine in this recipe. You just might need to cook them a little longer than what the recipe calls for.
To cook the Smokey Chicken and Green Beans:
To cook the Quinoa:
Or this Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon:
Tri-color quinoa is a blend of black, red, and yellow quinoa. Feel free to use any color of quinoa you prefer.
If you have fresh green beans on hand, I'm sure they will probably work fine in this recipe. You just might need to cook them a little longer than what the recipe calls for.
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