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I truly miss my mom’s cooking!  She could really cook when she wanted too 🙂  Her favorite thing was Kraft Dressing and cooking anything and everything it in. So many nights she would just whip up an easy pasta salad, or simple salad recipes, but her favorite was white rice and Italian Dressing Chicken.  They were easy to find at our local Walmart.

Protein packed Quinoa & Chicken Italian Tomato Cups  #FoodDeservesDelicious

One thing I noticed is that the new Kraft Pourables have been reinvented with a new, better taste!  Right on the top it says the Ranch is now creamier, as they’ve added more buttermilk and savory herbs!  Even the Kraft Zesty Italian got a little zestier with more herbs and spices.

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I love vinaigrette dessing on my salad, but when it comes to cooking I do love the Italian Dressing!  It’s perfect for summer salad recipes too! Instead of sharing another delicious salad dressing recipe I figured I’d show another great way to use salad dressing NOT for salad 🙂

protein packed quinoa & chicken italian tomato cups  #FoodDeservesDelicious #shop

I love quinoa and think it’s pretty bland.  I like to actually cook my quinoa with flavor.  I bought both Kraft Pourables in Ranch and Zesty Italian.  I like ranch for dipping veggies or roasting them in it too!  I figured I’d stick with my mommy memories and used the Zesty Italian!  I added 2 tablespoons of Kraft Italian Dressing to the qunioa cooking water! WOW, yum!

Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Tomato
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This flavorful Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Tomato has tons of flavor by Italian Dressing and it’s a healthy meal!

Course:

Appetizer
Cuisine:

American
Servings: 12
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: Courtney
Ingredients
  • 1/2
    Onion
  • 6
    Tomatoes
    made into cups
  • 1
    Portobello Mushroom
  • 2
    Chicken Breasts
    cooked
  • 2
    Cups
    Quinoa
    Cooked with 2 tablespoons of Zesty Italian Dressing in water
Instructions
  1. Chop up your onions and mushroom, and toss into a skillet with olive oil. 

  2. Add in the inside of the tomatoes that you used for cups. 

  3. Once the vegetables are cooked down add in the chicken breasts (cut into chunks!) and cook until heated through.

  4.  Once the chicken is warm toss in the quinoa and serve in tomato cups. Drizzle with a little Zesty Italian.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Tomato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
3%
Cholesterol 12mg
4%
Sodium 27mg
1%
Potassium 407mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
16%
Vitamin A
10.4%
Vitamin C
10.9%
Calcium
2.1%
Iron
8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Tomato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
3%
Cholesterol 12mg
4%
Sodium 27mg
1%
Potassium 407mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
16%
Vitamin A
10.4%
Vitamin C
10.9%
Calcium
2.1%
Iron
8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

protein packed quinoa & chicken italian tomato cups  #FoodDeservesDelicious #shop

So I figured I’d saute up some veggies and chicken and serve it in a cute way to my family.  We love eating fresh and healthy, but we never lack on flavor that’s for sure!  Hubby was pretty excited to eat his dinner out of an edible cup.  Using food like this makes me so happy 🙂  I used the tomato I scooped out to make the cups in the saute and it was so delicious!  I just know you’re going to love this recipe!  It’s a fun way to use dressing instead of pouring it on some lettuce!

protein packed quinoa & chicken italian tomato cups  #FoodDeservesDelicious #shop

What a fun, summer dish! I can practically taste the Kraft dressing mixed with the quinoa and chicken – Yum! #client

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