Spicy Chicken with Lime and Cilantro Quinoa

Spicy Chicken with Lime and Cilantro Quinoa

Here’s a meal to jumpstart healthy eating! Spice up some chicken breasts with cayenne pepper, then serve with a zesty side of quinoa with lime and cilantro. Abundant in protein and fiber, this meal will keep you full and give you energy.



35 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 24 ounces Signature Farms® boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups Signature SELECT® reduced sodium chicken broth
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (chopped)

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Season chicken with salt and cayenne. Heat covered sauté pan over medium heat. Coat the pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray and cook chicken breasts until done (internal temperature of 165º). Remove from heat and cover with aluminum foil.

Step 2

Add onion to pan and cook until translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add quinoa, chicken broth, and lime zest. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Slice chicken breasts. Add lime juice and cilantro to quinoa and fluff with fork. Top with chicken breasts.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.