Cajun Chicken Quinoa (Jar Meal)

by Julie Finlayson on September 7, 2016
Julie Finlayson
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Healthy veggies and chicken and some Cajun flavoring to spice up your quinoa! Make it into a soup by increasing the water to desired consistency at the end of the cooking time. You can also just toss all the ingredients from can to pot if you want--but jar meals are fun, look pretty, and save a little bit of time!

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 25 min

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  1. In a clean, dry quart jar layer the ingredients in the order listed, except the cheese, tamping down when necessary to accommodate each layer. Place cheese in a small plastic bag and get as much air out as possible. Put this bag in the top of the jar. Place lid on and store to use within a month or so. For longer storage, seal with a vacuum sealer.

To Cook the Jar Meal

  1. Pour 4 cups of water into a large saucepan or a Dutch Oven. Remove cheese bag and set aside. Dump contents of jar into water and stir well.
  2. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is fully cooked.
  3. Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir to combine. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes or until cheese is fully refreshed.