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Quinoa Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Quinoa Chicken

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"This is incredibly easy, delicious and spicy! Taste-test approved by a very picky 3-year-old."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ground chicken and break into small pieces while cooking until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir cooked quinoa and diced tomatoes into the chicken mixture; bring to a simmer and cook long enough for the flavors to meld, about 10 minutes more.
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May 22, 2014

I LOVE this recipe. I make it quite often, it is pretty easy and not a lot of ingredients. The lime juice makes a pretty big difference, so don't forget it! :-)

Jul 10, 2014

Yum! I used fresh tomatoes and semi-hot peppers from yum garden. Next time I might try easing up on the broth (adding water) and adding some other veggies.


9 Ratings

Sep 15, 2014

Our entire family demolished this! I had the last minute idea to serve with the option to add tortilla chips and Mexican cheese. This really added to the appeal for the kids. Everyone went for seconds! I also added lime juice as suggested. Put a 4/5 stars to review the actual recipe vs my changes. Thanks for this!!!

Sep 01, 2014

Very good ! Went back for seconds. I used Freekeh in place of Quinoa and only 1 lb. of ground chicken.

Aug 10, 2014

doubled it and shared the recipe with my neice who will make it with tofu.

Jul 22, 2014

After preparing it according to the recipe I thought it was a little bland. I noticed one of the reviews mentioned lime juice so I added lime juice, fresh cilantro, a little paprika and a little season salt. This helped give it a little extra flavor and the family enjoyed it.


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  • Calories
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 663 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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