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Chicken Rissoto is an easy recipe for a cheesy and delicious Italian style chicken casserole. It takes less than an hour from start to finish. Features include: Chicken combined with mushrooms, bell peppers and quinoa all cooked on the stovetop and topped with Parmesan cheese for a delicious meal. It is also a healthy, low calories, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic and Weight Watchers (7) PointsPlus recipe.

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Servings: 6


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  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing, divided
  • 1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 (14-1/2 oz) can fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice from 1 lemon


  1. Cook chicken in 2 Tbsp of the salad dressing in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until evenly browned, stirring frequently. Spoon into a bowl; cover to keep warm.
  2. Heat remaining dressing in same skillet over medium heat. Add in mushrooms and bell peppers; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding garlic for the last minute. Add in quinoa, broth and water; stir. Bring to a boil; cover. Simmer over medium-low heat 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  3. Stir in chicken, parsley and lemon juice; cook and stir 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 5 minutes; top with cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 222g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 237  
Calories from Fat 74 31%
Total Fat 8.19g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.35g 5%
Trans Fat 0.05g  
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Potassium 492mg 14%
Total Carbs 26.74g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 10%
Sugars 6.73g 4%
Protein 14.42g 23%



  • ShaleeDP
    March 26, 2015
    I've always wanted to learn this. I'm definitely going to try this soon.

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