I pinned this recipe on pintrest awhile ago and I actually made it! It just looked so delicious! I have become obsessed with Quinoa in the last year and try to substitute with it, or just plan a meal around it whenever I can! I have tried it in a few unconventional recipe's. My brother would be quick to say that banana bread is not the forum in which to use this super grain, but I would only half agree.
This is how my Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa turned out. I think it is just a beautiful meal. The colours were so inviting and the aroma had me salivating! And of course I love how it looks all steamy in my Anthro bowls. My siblings might recognize the spoon as one from our set growing up. I get all the good stuff! I highly recommend you make this. I was generous with the chicken (big hit with the kids that way) and I also added some celery at the onion stage for a bit of colour. I''m not a big fan of parsley so I substituted with a fave, cilantro, just a bit.
1 1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup celery chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes
2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup pitted and quartered kalamata olives (I skipped because I didn't have any)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley (or cilantro)
I did find this recipe took some time to prepare, but it was well worth the wait!!
Original recipe can be found HERE