Quinoa Chicken Skillet

Quinoa Chicken Skillet – easy weeknight dinner, nutritious and packed with protein.

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Quinoa and vegetables chicken skillet

This easy quinoa chicken skillet meal is perfect for a quick and healthy dinner. Sauté some chicken breast and leftover vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini and squash and you have a nutritious meal. Quinoa is superfood, high in protein and can be easily incorporated into your diet. Eating lean meats like (good quality) chicken breast is essential for good health because of their low fat. Veggies are always good for you and you can use whatever vegetables you’d like or have. I used portobello mushrooms, zucchini and squash, all of which are low in calories and rich in water.

I cooked chicken pieces in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.Then added and  sauteed mushrooms, until water released almost disappeared and after that I added zucchini and squash and cooked for 3 more minutes. Next I added uncooked quinoa, chicken stock, herbs  and brought to a boil. Covered and lowered heat to medium low and cooked for 15-20 minutes until everything was cooked.  Drizzled some lemon juice and topped with chopped fresh parsley. This dish is light and fragrant, perfect for the summer.

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Quinoa Chicken Skillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Easy and fresh quinoa chicken skillet with vegetables. Full of protein meal.
Course: Quinoa Chicken Skillet
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 392 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (1/2 kg) chicken breast cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups sliced portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped squash
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat a large skillet to medium heat and add olive oil and chicken. Sauté chicken for 5 minutes, stirring and making sure the outside of chicken pieces is cooked.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes, until water released from mushrooms almost evaporates. Add zucchini and squash and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add uncooked, rinsed quinoa, chicken stock, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, oregano, basil and give it a stir. Cover, reduce heat to low-medium and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Potassium 1029mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 17.2%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 17.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.