In this experiment I wanted to try to see if I could incorporate the no-hassle business of crock pot meals with some fresh ingredients. It turned out to be a success in this house, so I will begin a series called "Hot, Healthy and Ready." The goal of this series is to be able to come home to a hot and ready meal that incorporates fresh and healthy ingredients.
You will need:
1 can of diced pineapple (do not drain)
1 lb chicken breasts (I used thighs because they were on sale)
1/2 large onion, diced
2 large carrots, sliced thin
1tsp curry powder
red pepper flake to taste
1 clove of garlic, diced fine
1 cup dried quinoa
In the morning:
Combine pineapple, chicken, onion, carrots, curry, red pepper flake and garlic in slow cooker. Set on low (will cook 6-8 hours).
Prepare quinoa as you normally would (I put 1 cup of quinoa and 1 1/4 cups water in our rice cooker and let it do its thing!)