Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken Sausage Broccolini Quinoa

by angelaskitchen on April 26, 2012

20 minutes.  Yep.  Twenty.  That is how long it took to make this dinner.  Easy-peasy, pretty on the plate, delicious, nutrient dense and fast, fast, fast.  Not such a bad way to spend twenty minutes!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken Sausage & Broccolini Quinoa

serves 6

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cups well-rinse quinoa

3 cups gluten free chicken stock

1/2 cup golden raisins

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

1 – 12 ounce package fully cooked chicken-apple sausage (I use one with no nitrates)

1 pound broccolini, broccoli rabe (or rapini), or asparagus, cleaned, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2″ peices

1/2 teaspoon-ish salt

1/4 teaspoon-ish ground pepper

1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds

Put 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan and sauté quinoa until toasted.  Add chicken stock and raisins and bring to a boil.  Cover and let simmer for 18 to 20 minutes until all stock is absorbed.

While quinoa is cooking, sauté onion and chicken in a skillet in the other tablespoon of olive oil until onion is translucent and golden.  Add garlic and broccolini, sautéing until broccolini is crisp tender.  At this point the quinoa should be cooked through and all liquid should be absorbed.

Mix quinoa into the vegetable and sausage mixture, seasoning with the salt and pepper.  Sprinkle with toasted almonds.  Serve with a salad.

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