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Salsa Chicken with Black Bean Quinoa

A quick and easy dinner with fewer than 10 ingredients. Freshly squeezed orange juice adds flavor and moisture to this salsa chicken recipe. Liven up quinoa by adding just a few simple ingredients.

Salsa Chicken

Salsa Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 lime, juiced, zested, divided
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can low-sodium black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 green onions, chopped


  1. Combine chicken, orange juice, ½ lime juice and salsa in large sealable bag, mix well. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Empty contents of bag into 13x9 baking dish, coating chicken evenly. Place in oven and bake 20-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from oven, discard remaining marinade. Sprinkle with lime juice.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 2 cups water, remaining lime juice and quinoa in large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Add black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, 1 tsp. lime zest and fluff with fork. Heat through.
  5. Serve chicken on top of quinoa. Top with additional salsa, if desired.

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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