© Kristen Stevens
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
40 MIN
Yield
Serves : 2

This quinoa dish is the perfect weeknight meal and great for a springtime picnic or summer BBQ. Slideshow: Fast and Healthy Chicken Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Add the chicken breast to a small saucepan and cover halfway with water. Cover the pan and bring it to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the chicken for 25 minutes, or until very tender. Remove from the heat and drain the water from the pan. Shred the chicken using two forks.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, prepare the quinoa. Add the quinoa and 1 1/2 cups water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to low. Cook, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Step 3    

In a small bowl whisk together the maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of water, soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil and garlic. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt.

Step 4    

In a large bowl toss together the shredded chicken and cooked quinoa with the dressing. Add the red pepper, toasted sesame seeds and cilantro and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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