Coupon & Giveaway! Spice Up Your Life With this Chicken and Quinoa Recipe!


Bertolli® Balsamic & Carmalized Onion Chicken-Stuffed MushroomsThe folks at Bertolli® asked us to test out a recipe using their Gold Label sauce and help promote it with a coupon that you can print out. First things first, my 14 year old daughter and I loved this dish! It uses portobello mushrooms, quinoa, arugula (roquette), chicken and the tomato based Bertolli® Gold Label Imported Balsamic Vinegar with Caramelized Onions Sauce. If you aren’t the adventurous type in the kitchen – DON’T Panic! You can substitute rice for quinoa and spinach or other leafy green that you would prefer, if you don’t want to try arugala, but do try it :), it’s kind of spicy.

This dish is quick, you can use leftover or packaged chicken to help make this a 30 minute recipe, with time split equally between prep and cook time. I added about 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the quinoa water and lightly salted. I used 1 cup of water for the quinoa and cooked it for about 15 minutes, with a cover on the pot. Remember to cover the pot!

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Bertolli® Balsamic & Carmalized Onion Chicken-Stuffed Mushrooms

Here is the link to The Recipe at the Bertolli® website
1/2 cup quinoa (rice, bulgar, etc.)
4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
2 Tbsp. Bertolli® Classico™ Olive Oil
1 jar Bertolli® Gold Label Imported Balsamic Vinegar with Caramelized Onions Sauce, heated
2 cups cut up cooked chicken breast
2 cups baby arugula
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Use the coupon below for the sauce and the coupon from the Sunday April 27th Red Plum

Bring 2/3 cup salted water to a boil in small saucepan. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered 12 to 14 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, brush mushrooms with oil and, if desired, season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil, turning once, until tender, about 10 minutes.
Spread 2 tablespoons Sauce on each of 4 plates. Arrange mushrooms gill sides up on plates. Combine remaining Sauce, chicken, quinoa, arugula and cheese in large bowl. Spoon mixture evenly onto mushrooms.
Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
TIP: Serve sprinkled with toasted pine nuts.

As I mentioned, we loved it and will likely add it to our monthly meals, especially when short on time or dealing with leftovers. I’ve even thought of 2 additional way to use these ingredients to help impress your family and friends.

#2 – Fine chop your chicken in 1/4 inch cubes and chop arugula, a little more fine than did in the first recipe. stuff into smaller whore cremini or white mushrooms to serve as an appetizer.

#3 – The dish “Reconstructed”. In this case i didn’t chop my chicken and mix the ingredients. In this version i layer each ingredient separately, with the mushroom on the bottom and Parmesan cheese on top. Below are photos of each of the steps taken.

Place the Mushroom Gill Side Up

Add Quinoa (put a little sauce down on mushroom first)

Add the Arugula

Cover with Sauce and Top with Parmesan

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  1. looks yummy

  2. Alisa Barnes says:

    I’ll certainly be trying this recipe!

  3. I am definitely going to try this! I kinda wanna eat the pictures in this post!

  4. Sound easy and tasty adding to my to try list

  5. Great reco[e

  6. Elle P. says:

    I would love to try this recipe but I’d leave out the Parmesan cheese since we are not fans in my house but otherwise, it looks delicious!

  7. I am definitely going to try this recipe. It looks very good.

  8. shaunie says:

    Yes, will try. Looks delicious! We have been looking for recipes quinoa , so this would be perfect.

  9. Angela P. says:

    This looks so yummy. I love mushrooms.. and am looking for ways to try quinoa. I will try this one.

  10. I would try this recipe for sure.

  11. janetfaye says:

    I would love to try this recipe.

  12. Carla S says:

    I’ll probably try it with couscous instead of quinoa. I never liked quinoa that much.

  13. kathy dalton says:

    i will definitely try this recipe

  14. I would love to try it! I’m a huge portobello mushroom fan and I like to try them in different ways! I just had them on the grill this weekend and this sounds like it will be next weeks recipe!

    • Fred Weiss says:

      The mushrooms definitely make it a great tasting recipe. The chicken, arugala, quinoa and sauce taste good on the own, but the mushroom definitely takes the flavor to another level!

  15. Darlene Owen says:

    i will try this recipe

  16. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    Yes, I probably will try this. I will most likely take out the arugula and substitute spinach for it.

  17. Sure I’ll give it a try. I love trying new recipes.

  18. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Yes I will be trying it. I am always looking for new meals.

  19. Alison Matalanis says:

    Yes, I’d love to try this recipe except for the mushrooms.