Weight Watchers Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit

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Weight Watchers Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit

Weight Watchers Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Dried  Fruit

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Asian (dark) sesame oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • ½ cup finely chopped scallions
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped pitted dates
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, mirin, soy sauce, ginger, and oil in a small bowl until blended; set aside.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in the quinoa. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl; let cool about 10 minutes.
  3. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on the outside and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board; let rest for about 5 minutes. Cut the chicken into ¾-inch pieces.
  4. Add the chicken to the quinoa. Stir in the scallions, cilantro, dates, currants, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with the dressing and toss well to coat.

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