Quinoa Chicken


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, or to taste, minced

  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken

  • 1 ½ (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)


  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. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground chicken; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Stir cooked quinoa and diced tomatoes into chicken mixture; bring to a simmer and cook long enough for flavors to meld, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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