Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Delight

Our Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Delight is sure to please with a winning combination of organic white and red quinoa, fresh green beans, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and a citrusy, lemon vinaigrette.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Organic White & Red Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz) diced, cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup frozen French cut green beans, thawed
  • 6 Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 2 tbsp sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp lemon vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 tbsp crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Instructions

  • Easy to make? Check. Delicious? Check. Veggie-packed? Check! This recipe really does have it all. Enjoy your favorite Mediterranean flavors in our easy Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Delight, made in minutes with our Minute® Ready to Serve Organic White & Red Quinoa.

    Step 1

  • Heat quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine quinoa, chicken, green beans, olives, tomatoes and dressing in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute, or serve at room temperature.

    Step 3

  • Top with feta, if using.

Delightfully Delicious Quinoa

When it comes to cooking with quinoa, two types of recipes generally come to mind; garden-fresh salads and plant-powered baked goods. This Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Delight takes the former of the two and adds loads of fresh ingredients typically found in Mediterranean cooking. There’s no doubt; it’s a Minute® Rice family favorite.

With sun-dried tomatoes mixed with shredded chicken, green beans, Kalamata olives and Minute® Ready to Serve Organic White & Red Quinoa, we know you’ll love this easy-to-prepare, summery dish. Dressed with your choice of lemon vinaigrette dressing, then topped with feta cheese — it’s easy to see why this Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Delight is one of our top quinoa recipes!

Try this as a light, weeknight dinner, paired with a mixed green salad for a complete meal. Or, double up the recipe and enjoy having two days worth of lunch prep ready to go! However you choose to enjoy this recipe, you’ll be happy you tried it.

Mediterranean Night

Top this salad with your choice of toasted nuts, such as almond slivers, pine nuts or pistachios. Or, serve this alongside a dollop of your go-to Mediterranean dip. From hummus and baba ganoush to tzatziki, there are plenty of options to choose from. You could even make a themed dinner by adding this Deconstructed Hummus and Rice recipe to your table tonight!