One Pot Chili Lime Chicken with Quinoa…Healthy, delicious weeknight recipe with almost no clean-up. Bliss! 375 calories and 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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One-Pot Chili Lime Chicken & Quinoa

One Pot Chili Lime Chicken with Quinoa…Healthy, delicious weeknight recipe with almost no clean-up. Bliss! 375 calories and 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: Gluten Free, One Pot
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 375.2kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • juice of 1 lime divided
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 8 ounces green beans trimmed & cut in half
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, toss together the chicken tenders, 2 teaspoons olive oil, juice of ½ lime, 1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, lime zest, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon ground pepper. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet (I use my Everyday Pan) over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken tenders. Cook for 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a plate.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic, 1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon ground pepper. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the quinoa, green beans, tomato and chicken broth.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Nestle the chicken tenders into the quinoa mixture and pour in any accumulated juices. Re-cover the skillet and continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the quinoa is cooked, about 15 minutes.
  • Squeeze the remaining ½ lime over the mixture, garnish with cilantro and serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 7 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 8 (SmartPoints), 10 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tender + 3/4 Cup Quinoa Mixture | Calories: 375.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.7g | Protein: 32.6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 606.3mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 5.4g