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

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

275 calories; 6.9 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 343 mg sodium. 22.3 g carbohydrates; 30.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (124)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2016
This is virtually flavorless. Perhaps a good base for something else but really forgetable. I'll likely try this again in the future with a new spice combination and maybe a good side/wine to complement the flavors. I don't recommend the recipe as-is. Read More
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169 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2016
We loved this and it was so easy to make! Rating the recipe a 4 because I did modify it based on the other reviews would be a 4 if we could do half stars as it was great. I chopped up a red bell pepper and sautéed it with the onions and garlic. I also added the juice of one lime a tsp of cumin a tsp of ancho chili powder and a couple tsps of dried cilantro (wish I would have had fresh!). The kids inhaled it so I will definitely make this again - might be my new favorite way to make quinoa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
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!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2014
Simple and colorful and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2014
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2015
This is the best quinoa recipe I have found so far. I used ground turkey and leftovers heat up nicely. It's a keeper - thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2016
This is virtually flavorless. Perhaps a good base for something else but really forgetable. I'll likely try this again in the future with a new spice combination and maybe a good side/wine to complement the flavors. I don't recommend the recipe as-is. Read More
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