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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 23, 2015

I loved this, so much so that I ended up having 2 servings. I scaled down the recipe to 4 servings (since I only had 1lb of ground chicken and 1 can of Rotel), but followed the recipe exactly. Super easy to make, very healthy, high protein and definitely hits the spot. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare ground chicken. I'll be making this one often. I suggest adding salt and pepper while browning the meat to really bring out the flavors. For those saying it's bland...try salt! It does wonders. I can't wait to have this for lunch tomorrow! Yum! EDITED TO ADD: Yup, just as delish the next day! I'm thinking this would be excelled stuffed into a pita, or as a filling for stuffed peppers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 05, 2014

Not bad except that I simmered this for quite a while after mixing all ingrediants but the chicken seemed to still lack flavour. t needs a little something before the Rotel goes in. Definitely salt and pepper, wished I had some lime juice would have liked to try that. Will make again for sure but give the chicken a boost with something.


29 Ratings

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! :-)

Jan 01, 2015

We really enjoyed this very easy to make dish. I did use chopped baked chicken breast instead of ground chicken. I used a whole onion chopped and just one can of Rotel. I did add a can of rinsed black beans. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing this recipe StephR0131.

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.

Oct 28, 2014

So this was really good. I made some changes based on the reviews and what I had on hand. Used 2 boneless chicken breasts, cubed. Browned them with the garlic and onion. Added 2 whole cans of Rotel tomatoes and the cooked quinoa, along with a can of black beans (rinsed and drained), a little salt and about a tablespoonful of dried cilantro, and served with a squeeze of lime. Husband and I both liked very much! Will definitely make again!

Oct 09, 2014

Simple and colorful and tasty!

Jan 13, 2015

turned out great!


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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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