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20-Minute Chicken Fajita Quinoa Dinner Skillet
  • prep: 8 min
  • cook: 12 min
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    This nutrient-dense meal packs a bold bunch of Tex-Mex flavors and is a great way to use up leftovers like quinoa and chicken. It's perfect for a weeknight dinner in 20 minutes!

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large red bell pepper, de-seeded and thinly sliced
    • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
    • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • ½ teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
    • ½ teaspoon cumin
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or spicy paprika (more or less to taste)
    • 1¼ to ½ lbs (570 to 680 g) grilled chicken breast, sliced cross-wise (about 3 chicken breasts)
    • 3 cups cooked quinoa (made from 1 cup dry quinoa)
    • ½ cup tomato salsa (hot, medium, or mild, depending on your preference)
    • 4 oz (115 g) sharp cheddar, shredded
    • 2 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 493 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 25 g 38.65%
    • Saturated Fat: 8 g 41.39%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 65 mg 21.59%
    • Sodium: 315 mg 13.11%
    • Calcium: 267 mg 26.68%
    • Potassium: 560 mg 16.01%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 19.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 40 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.83%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 26 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 38.3%
    • Vitamin C 70.88%
    • Vitamin D 3.97%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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