Quinoa is a complete source of protein that may be great for high protein diet.
If you are also trying to decipher the buzz around quinoa, you have arrived at the right place. Quinoa is a pseudo-cereal that packs all the right amino acids that makes it a quality protein source. It is one of the rare plant-based sources that has such high protein content, replete with all essential amino acids. This is why, it is ideal for non-meat eaters. But nobody said that meat-eaters cannot enjoy its benefits. In fact, pairing it with chicken or egg would make for an excellent protein boost. Now, there are number of ways to do that. But what if we tell you that we have a biryani recipe that is all protein and nutrition? Yes, you heard us. This chicken quinoa biryani will change all your pre-conceived notions about quinoa or even biryani for that matter.
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Health Benefits Of Quinoa:
- It is a complete source of protein with all essential amino acids. Protein helps boost muscle growth and facilitate weight loss. Eating protein-rich food helps fill you up and prevents you from bingeing.
- Quinoa is high in lysine that helps aid tissue growth.
- It is rich in antioxidants that are good for immunity and skin.
- It is an excellent heart-friendly food.
- Quinoa is also rich in iron; if you happen to be anaemic, it is a good idea to include more quinoa to your diet.
How To Make Weight-Loss-Friendly Chicken Quinoa Biryani?
Chicken is a kind of lean meat. Unlike red meat like pork and mutton, chicken contains much less quantum of fat. It is a treasure trove of good quality protein. It also happens to be very low in carbohydrates. Chicken breast is said to be the one of the healthiest parts of the meat.
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This chicken quinoa biryani is an ideal meal for those looking to eat something healthy without compromising on flavour. The one-pot meal is an ideal blend of comfort and indulgence. Juicy, succulent pieces of chicken with well-cooked quinoa make for one delectable treat you must try today. You have seen plenty of salads using the superfood; there are many quinoa snacks available in the market too, but we are sure this unique dish will blow your minds too.
Try making this chicken quinoa biryani at home and let us know how you like it in the comments section below.
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