Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Curley Quinoa & Faux Tender Toss

Taste like chicken...but it's not! Even meat eaters would enjoy this dish. I like to use Trader Joe's chickenless tenders. But any chickenless tender would work.

Curley Quinoa & Faux Tender Toss

1 8-oz. chickenless tenders
1 8-oz. box Quinoa Pasta Veggie Curls
3 carrots, sliced
3 cups broccoli flowerets
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground sage
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 small lemon, zest and juiced

-Cook chickenless tenders according to package directions.
-Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
-In a large skillet, line the bottom with water. On medium heat, add carrots and cook for 2 minutes.
-Add broccoli, red bell pepper, minced garlic cloves, onion powder, garlic powder, ground sage & thyme.     Combine together. Cook for another 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally.
-Chop the chickenless tenders into 1" strips.
-Add the tenders, pasta, lemon zest and juice to the skillet. Combine well.
-Turn off heat and enjoy!

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