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Quinoa Pasta with Chicken & Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 2 227 grams (boxes) quinoa fussilli pasta
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces  (preferably organic)
  • 1 can tomatoes, crushed (organic)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (organic)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw agave syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 4 tbsp dried mixed Italian herbs ( rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano & sage)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 8 fresh mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of lightly salted boil water to a boil. Cook quinoa pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain well and set aside while the vegetables and chicken are cooked
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 2 garlic cloves minced, onions, zucchini, red pepper, mushrooms, olive oil with 2 tbsp dried herbs and 1 tsp sea salt. Transfer to a 9×13 inch casserole dish and put into the oven roasting the vegetables for 20- 25 minutes, occasionally stirring so they don’t stick to the dish
  3. While the vegetables are cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet with coconut oil on medium-high heat. Add chicken with 1 tsp sea salt, paprika and 2 tbsp dried herbs. Cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring frequently. Add pasta sauce, apple cider vinegar, agave and water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through with sauce
  4. Remove roasted vegetables from oven. Add the cooked noodles, sauce and cheese in with the vegetables and mix.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8

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