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Curried Chicken Skillet

This protein-packed skillet dish is loaded with bright flavor. A little curry and fresh ginger make the veggies, chicken and quinoa pop. —Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh, Willimantic, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups plus 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/3 cups broth to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute sweet potato, onion and celery until potato is tender, 10-12 minutes. Add peas, garlic, ginger and seasonings; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in chicken and remaining broth; heat through. Stir in quinoa.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Twelve ounces uncooked boneless chicken can be used if you don't have cooked chicken handy. Cut it into cubes or strips and saute it before cooking the vegetables. Remove it while the vegetables are sauteed so it doesn't overcook.
  • Look for fresh ginger with smooth, even-colored skin that is not dried or wrinkled. Peel the skin with the tip of a spoon or paring knife before using.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 cups: 367 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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    • ktype
      Oct 11, 2020

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    • Cindy-Lee
      Apr 20, 2020

      Just made this and I think it will be a new favourite use for leftover chicken! Didn't have a sweet potato but substituted a regular potato, and only had frozen peas and carrots, but worked out beautifully.

    • TexasR
      Oct 7, 2018

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