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Friday, February 1, 2013

Provence Chicken with Veggies & Red Quinoa: Foodie Friday

Provence Chicken with Veggies & Red Quinoa
Provence Chicken with Veggies & Red Quinoa

I love spice blends especially when you are in a hurry cooking; one of my favorites is Herbes de ProvenceYou can put this seasoning on any type of poultry or fish... on roasted potatoes or even in an omelet. It is a aromatic blend of thyme, marjoram, rosemary, basil, fennel, sage, and lavender. I highly recommend having a jar on hand.

This recipe was truly a "thrown together kinda of dish", but my family made me swear I would post it on Simple Living & Eating because they enjoyed it so much.


Provence Chicken with Veggies & Red Quinoa

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

Preparation: 20 minutes                           Serves: 4 - 6

1 cup Red Quinoa or any other type. Rice can be substituted
2 cups Chicken Broth
1 pound bag of frozen vegetables (I used Trader Joes Stir Fry Mix) or 2 cups of leftover vegetables chopped
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil
8 Chicken Tender pieces
Herbes de Provence
salt and pepper to taste

1) Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a medium sauce pan and add quinoa to it. Follow cooking directions. (Usually, simmer for a few minutes and then let sit.)

2) In a large skillet put 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high heat. While oil is heating salt, pepper, and coat the chicken with Herbes de Provence.

3) Saute the chicken until cooked through about 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet. 

4) Put 1 tablespoon of oil into the skillet and on medium high heat warm up the vegetables. Salt and pepper them.

5) When the quinoa is cooked spread it out in a lasagna pan or casserole dish, next layer the vegetables, top with the chicken and serve.




Foodie Friday Features: 


From: Half Baked Harvest

Crispy Kale Chicken Salad
Crispy Kale Chicken Salad
A fresh twist on using seasonal Kale... love the surprise bits of pomegranate and pine nuts.


From: Flying on Jess Fuel

North African Meatballs
North African Meatballs
Give your meatballs a make over with some exotic North African spices.


From: My Turn for Us

Pear & Pecan Glazed Cheesecake
Pear & Pecan Glazed Cheesecake
Evelyn swears she is not a baker...this cake says she's a liar. Classic cheesecake smothered in a heavenly blend of pears and pecans... to die for!


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37 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Diane. Have a great week!

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    1. Glad to see you... I keep clicking on your recipes this week at other food parties. I really enjoy them;

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  2. Thank you so much for the party Diane
    Have a wonderful weekend

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    1. I think you're here early... don't I usually see you on my Sat... What is our time difference anyway? So confusing, but always happy to hear from you.

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  3. 'Thrown together dishes' are often the best kind! Your Provence Chicken looks delicious. I'm a huge fan of Herbes de Provence as well. This week I've shared a quick and easy fish dish. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Yes, throw together works... most of the time. Love fish recipes thanks for stopping by April.

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  4. Simple ingredients and delicious meal! Thank you for hosting Diane. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Simple and delicious is definitely my goal for cooking.

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  5. it's incredible how herbs can flavor a dish. that and butter ;)

    i’ve linked up my recipe for oozy cheesy baked breadcrumb’d roasted butternut squash and cauliflower. that’s a mouthful! and it was. yum yum yum!

    ps. my linky party, the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up is live and you’re invited…. very exclusive you know ;)

    thanks for hosting!

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    1. Did you say oozy... I think this weekend's recipes are all about oozy.

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  6. I've seen several recipes using Herbes de Provence...it sounds delicious, I need to find some to add to my collection. Thanks for hosting! I've linked up Baked Meyer Lemon Donuts today.

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    1. I'm new to using the herb mixture but I have taken to it. Meyer lemon donuts... now that sounds good.

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  7. Thanks so much for featuring my Crispy Kale Salad! The Pomegranates do add a nice crunch! Thanks for the party and have a great Super Bowl weekend!

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    1. You are very welcome... your recipes just keep getting better and better.

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  8. Thanks for hosting! This week I'm sharing a recipe for salad dressing made with pureed beets and pears. It's a nice way to use up leftover baked beets, or to make use of some of the few things to be found at the winter farmer's market :)

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    1. I love beets and I love using leftovers. Thanks for coming by.

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  9. LOL! You are so funny:) Thanks so much for blowing my cover as a baker, LOL.. (not) And thank you so much for featuring my Cheesecake!! I am so proud of it because it challenged me and it did bring out that possible inner baker! Thanksso much for hosting a great party each week!!

    Have a Super Day!!!

    PS I am off to grab that featured button:)

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    1. You really did do a fabulous job Evelyn.

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  10. Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing my recipe for Moroccan Ground Beef - a tasty alternative way of cooking ground beef.

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    1. We are on the same wavelength: This is my Monday post: Healthy Eating: http://www.simplelivingeating.com/2013/01/healthy-eating-flavors-of-morocco.html

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  11. Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving me a sweet comment about the Simple Crustless Quiche and for inviting me to your party. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. You are very welcome.. so glad you could come... love your quiche.

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  12. Thanks for hosting. The North African meatballs feature looks fantastic!

    Have a great weekend!

    Linda

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    1. Such a different take on meatballs... I am very excited about the recipe too.

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  13. Sometimes the throw together dishes turn out to be the best. We love to use Herbes de Provence. My favorite is to roast potatoes and garlic seasoned with it.

    Thank you for hosting. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. I've tried potatoes but no garlic... sounds great. Thanks for coming by the party.

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  14. Thanks for the invite!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Such a yummy, healthy meal! And it looks quick, too...the trifecta of a perfect dinner!

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    1. Don't you love when that happens. Thanks for stopping by the party.

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  16. I have some herbs de provence in my spice cabinet that now seems to be calling my name... thanks for posting this wonderful recipe!

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    1. My thrifty side loves to hear that someone gets to use something they already have on hand... enjoy.

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  17. Hi Diane,
    Your chicken dish looks amazing. I enjoy quinoa. I recently tried red quinoa and I enjoyed it. I'll be pinning this recipe for future reference. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays! I'll be sure to link up at your party this week. I didn't get to very many link ups last week. Busy week!

    Have a great week!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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    1. I didn't know there are varieties of quinoa it is such a wonderful gluten free grain, so nutritious too. Glad you are interested in the dish... super easy.

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  18. Your chicken looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-homeacre-hop.html

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  19. I never had red quinoa - I am going to look for it next time I go to the store. thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

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  20. i love red quinoa!! it makes quinoa a little fancy-pants, yes? beauty!!

    thanks for sharing with us at the wednesday fresh foods link up. i look forward to seeing what other seasonal & real/whole food posts you have for us next week!! xo, kristy

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  21. Love this Chicken Diane! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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