Quinoa & Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Number of Servings: 4 (393 G)
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Quinoa and Chicken Enchilada Skillet

If you’re looking for a flavorful dinner that can be on the table in 45 minutes, look no further. You’ll love every bite of this delicious, hassle-free meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, sliced
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup low-sodium enchilada sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 cup no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 avocado
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ t. salt

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear on both sides, about 1 minute per side.
  2. Add quinoa, enchilada sauce, water, pepper, garlic powder and cumin.
  3. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover and cook until most of the liquid is gone and the quinoa is soft (about 12 minutes). Stir in black beans and zest.
  4. While quinoa is cooking, place lime juice, avocado, cilantro, almond milk and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until well combined.
  5. Serve hot, topped with the avocado sauce.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 393G

Amount per serving
Calories 565
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.5g 21%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 740mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 27g
Protein 39g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 0%
Calcium 168.4mg 15%
Iron 5.7mg 35%
Potassium 1660mg 35%
Vitamin A 56.8mcg 6%
Vitamin C 32.8mcg 35%
Vitamin E 4mg 25%
Vitamin K 22.1mcg 20%
Thiamin 0.8mg 70%
Riboflavin 0.5mg 40%
Niacin 18.9mg 120%
Vitamin B6 1.3mg 70%
Folate 364.2mcg 91%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 8%
Biotin 1.8mcg 6%
Chloride 9.1mg 0%
Pantothenate 2.8mg 60%
Phosphorus 573.7mg 45%
Iodine 1.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 206.9mg 50%
Zinc 4.1mg 35%
Selenium 25.1mcg 45%
Copper 0.8mg 90%
Manganese 1.4mg 60%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.5mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Chicken Breast, Enchilada Sauce, Black Beans, Avocado, Unsweetened Almond Milk (almondmilk (filtered Water, Almonds), Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Dipotassium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-alpha Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E)), Whole Grain Quinoa, Green Bell Pepper, Water, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Cilantro, Garlic Powder, Salt, Cumin.

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