Chicken Quinoa Pilaf with Boar’s Head EverRoast (Recipe)

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Heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death for both men and women. Taking care of your heart by eating well is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Think heart disease won’t impact you? Think again.  None of us is invincible.  We have to do what we can to take steps to strengthen our bodies and protect them.  The obvious answer is eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting plenty of rest and exercise. But for many of us, the question is- how do we get that healthy, balanced diet with a busy, hectic schedule?

Boar’s Head is proud to offer dozens of premium certified heart-healthy deli meats that allow you to create good-for-your-heart recipes. These choices are low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and meat specified limits for sodium. They are also quick and easy to use, which saves valuable time.

Boar’s Head is the main brand of deli meats that my family has eaten for as long as I can remember- at least back to the end of my college years when I was waitressing and moonlighted at a local deli making sandwiches- and was introduced to the goodness that is Boar’s Head.  Top quality, better ingredients, less “extra” ingredients, and great flavor combinations have kept us coming back for more, year after year.  When I was pregnant, my obstetrician ok’d Boar’s Head meats, when he’d shake his head no to other brands.  That spoke volumes to me.

Now, my kids love Boar’s Head meats as much as we do.  I actually hadn’t even realized that Boar’s Head had recipes on their website- and duh! I’m online all the time!  But I’ve used Boar’s Head meats and cheeses in many, many recipes especially lately as I’ve been experimenting more with my cooking and I’m excited to try some new meals.   Each of the recipes on the site includes the use of Boar’s Head heart-healthy deli meats!  Makes things easy for this mama!

chicken quinoa pilaf from boar's head

This Chicken Quinoa Pilaf looks delicious- and kid friendly (plus, with certified heart-healthy deli meats, better for you than just any meats!)

2TBSP Olive Oil

1c yellow onion finely diced

1 c celery finely diced

1c carrots finely diced

1c Quinoa dry

1TBSP Black pepper

2c low sodium chicken stock

1/4c golden raisins

1/2lb EverRoast Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, diced

1c green onion, finely diced

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  1. In a heavy, medium sized saucepan, heat oil on medium. Add yellow onion, celery and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are soft (about 4-5 minutes).
  2. Add Quinoa and pepper and continue cooking, stirring vigorously, until the grain is coated in the oil and smells toasted (about 1 minute).
  3. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cover. Cook until most of the liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes).
  4. Turn off heat. Add raisins & EverRoast Chicken, cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Place in a serving dish and top with green onion.
  6. Doesn’t that sound easy AND delicious? 

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  • This looks so good, thanks for sharing!

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  • This looks and sounds soooo good!!! Ugh, I definitely have to try it!! No question about it!!

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  • Very healthy and looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  • I have always wanted to make something with quinoa and this will be the first recipe! Thanks!

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  • I need to make quinoa more. I have it in the cabinet all the time.

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  • This looks wonderful!!

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  • Loe Boar’ Head… wish we had one locally! Thanks or the great revie….

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  • Whoa, that looks amazing! This is something I might even be able to sneak past the hubby. Thanks!

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  • This looks really good. My first introuction to Quinoa was in a quinoa vegan choc. cake. It was really tasty and had a nice texture!

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  • Love Boar’s Head! Their Rosemary Ham is my FLAVOR-ite!!!
    these recipes look great too!

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    • I love All American BBQ Chicken

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  • I love quinoa so easy to make! Thanks for this yummy recipe.

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  • Yum! I just tried quinoa for the first time about a week ago and I love it!

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  • Yummy! I am going to try this!

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  • I’ll take the pilaf and leave the board’s head! lol.

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  • Yummy – great comfort food!

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  • LOVE quinoa! This looks amazing! Going to try it soon!

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  • This looks like a very delicious recipe that is healthy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  • wow this looks so good, thanks

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  • I have no idea what quiona is or even how to pronounce it LOL everything else looks great

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  • I have to try quinoa. I’d like to find it on sale

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  • Love quonia. Looks great!

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  • The onion and carrot addition to the meal sounds great! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  • That looks amazing!

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  • This looks yummy!

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  • We love quiona and Boars Head so this should be a hit!

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  • We love Boar’s Head meat at our house. Since we have a lot of sandwiches for lunch, their meats are delicious.

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  • That looks so good and I’ve never tried quinoa. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  • Why have I not heard of Boar’s Head meat? I guess I just don’t look at brand names? I am going to look at all the meats next week when we shop to see if we carry that around here, now I’m curious. Anyway, the recipe looks yummy, thanks for posting!

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  • I love Boar’s Head. It’s the ONLY deli meat we buy. I really like the all natural options, esp the turkey. I’ve never thought to use it like this! I guess I need to think beyond the sandwich! Thanks for the idea.

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  • Yum, that looks tasty!

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  • This is an awesome recipe!

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  • Gosh darn that looks tasty!!!! YUMMY!!!!

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  • This looks magnificent! I have some Quinoa and was not sure how to fix it. Now I know! Can’t wait to try it!

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  • Thanks for sharing this, we have never tried quiona but I bought some on a whim a couple of weeks ago and I have no idea what to do with it!

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    • We haven’t had it a ton either- but it’s pretty simple o make so it has that going for it!

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