Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet

Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet is a blend of scrumptious Cajun flavors.  Oven roasted turkey breast, quinoa, and vegetables cooked together make for a delicious dinner!  Bold flavors that will keep you coming back for seconds!  Weight Watchers friendly recipe- 3 SmartPoints! 

Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet is a blend of scrumptious Cajun flavors.  Oven roasted turkey breast, quinoa, and vegetables cooked together make for a delicious dinner!  Bold flavors that will keep you coming back for seconds!  Weight Watchers friendly recipe!  www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I love skillet dinners… don’t you!  Skillet meals are basically like casseroles, but made on the stove.  Great to feed a crowd and always good for left overs!  My Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet is a blend of scrumptious Cajun flavors.  Oven roasted turkey breast, quinoa, and vegetables cooked together make for a delicious dinner!  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 3 SmartPoints.

Have you ever tried Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey Breast?  I recently discovered this at my grocery store and I’m obsessed!  This boneless turkey breast comes frozen and super easy to bake!  Just place the turkey breast in an oven safe dish and bake.  Turkey breast is one of my favorite meats to cook with and goes with pretty much everything!  Plus, it’s very Weight Watchers friendly… bonus!

 

This skillet meal is so delicious that I made it several weeks in a row making sure I got the recipe just right by testing it out.  I got the recipe correct the first go around, it was so good that I kept making it!!  To start, cook the Jennie-O turkey breast according to package instructions.  Once the turkey is fully cooked, let it rest then dice it up and set aside for later.

   

 

Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey Breast

 

In medium pot, add quinoa, 2 cups vegetable broth, and salt.  Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and let cook 20 minutes.

 

Quinoa

 

Heat large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil to skillet.  Add diced onion and bell pepper.  Sauté for 7 minutes, until tender.  Add frozen okra and cook for 4 minutes, until slightly tender.  Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

 

Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet

 

To the skillet, add diced tomatoes, thyme, and Cajun hot sauce.  Add diced turkey to the skillet and cook for 8 minutes.  Add cooked quinoa and ½ cup vegetable broth.  Mix well.  Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.

 

Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet is a blend of scrumptious Cajun flavors.  Oven roasted turkey breast, quinoa, and vegetables cooked together make for a delicious dinner!  Bold flavors that will keep you coming back for seconds!  Weight Watchers friendly recipe!

 

Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet is a blend of scrumptious Cajun flavors.  Oven roasted turkey breast, quinoa, and vegetables cooked together make for a delicious dinner!  Bold flavors that will keep you coming back for seconds!  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 3 SmartPoints.

 

Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet is oven roasted turkey breast, quinoa, and vegetables cooked together make for a delicious dinner!  Weight Watchers friendly recipe!  www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I like to serve Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet with my Sweet Skillet Cornbread.

 Sweet Skillet Cornbread is fluffy cornbread with a layer of corn kernels & a touch of sweetness is the perfect side for any gumbo, stew, or chili. Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Cajun Turkey Quinoa Skillet

3 SMARTPOINTS per serving

15 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Jennie-O Cajun Turkey Breast (Or 1 Pound Pre-Cooked Turkey Breast)
  • 1 Cup Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 2 ½ Cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Hot Sauce (I use Louisiana Hot Sauce)
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • ½ White Onion
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Stalk Celery
  • 2 Cups Frozen Sliced Okra
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 14 Ounces Canned Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • ¼ Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Fresh Parsley, For Garnish

Instructions

  1. Dice onion and bell peppers and set aside.
  2. Mince garlic and set aside.
  3. Cook Jennie-O Turkey Breast according to package instructions. Once turkey is fully cooked, dice then set aside for later.
  4. In medium pot, add quinoa, 2 cups vegetable broth, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and let cook 20 minutes.
  5. Heat large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil to skillet.
  6. Add diced onion and bell pepper. Sauté for 7 minutes, until tender.
  7. Add frozen okra and cook for 4 minutes, until slightly tender.
  8. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  9. Add diced tomatoes, thyme, and Cajun hot sauce. Add diced turkey to the skillet and cook for 8 minutes.
  10. Add cooked quinoa and ½ cup vegetable broth. Mix well.
  11. Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.

Notes

Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.

NUTRITION: Serves 6- (3 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 116 FAT: 2.5 SATURATED FAT: 0.3 CARBS: 1 FIBER: 2 SUGARS: 0.8 PROTEIN: 4

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