Chicken Quinoa Recipe -
Chicken Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chicken Quinoa

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"If chicken soup and pilaf had a kid, I think it would be chicken quinoa. Quinoa is a very healthy ancient grain from South America; it's very filling! I think it's delicious. I used leftover roasted chicken to make this come together faster, but any kind of lean cooked meat can be used in this recipe. To make a vegetarian version, omit the meat and use vegetable stock instead of chicken."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, carrot, celery, bell pepper, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir chicken and parsley into the vegetable mixture; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add quinoa to the chicken mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir until quinoa is toasted, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken broth over the quinoa mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Place a cover on the saucepan and cook mixture at a simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Turn heat completely off and allow mixture to sit covered another 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Fluff with a fork to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 17, 2013

Perfect with a salad. I used frozen vegetables and leftover rotisserie chicken.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 26, 2013

This recipe is bland, and,quite frankly, inedible. No one in my family could eat it.


9 Ratings

Mar 18, 2013

I found this recipe because 1) I had all the ingredients on hand; and 2) it appeared to be pretty healthy and 3) quick and easy to make, and 4) it was a one dish meal. So this recipe has a lot going for it. It tasted good but we like lots of flavor and this was a little on the bland side for our taste. I cooked the Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe (from this site) in a skillet and then sautéed the vegetables and quinoa in the same skillet to add some flavor. When I make it again, (and I will make it again) I will probably use blackened chicken to add more flavor.

Jan 22, 2013

I added more than double the chicken broth on accident and was worried. It turned out great and I will make it like that again. My entire family loved it.

May 12, 2015

This was so awesome! Easy!!! And so very tasty!!!!! I am always pleased with the recipes I find in this site!

Mar 12, 2015

Delicious healthy recipe! Changed the green pepper to a mix of red and yellow because I hate green pepper, and drizzled lemon juice on it at time of serving. Wonderful!

Dec 01, 2014


Sep 24, 2014

This re recipe is fast and easy to make. It is just a little bland. Definitively needs salt and pepper but something else. I will make it again and figure out another spice to give it a little burst of flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 553 mg
  • 22%

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

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