Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Quinoa Chicken

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars
4

"This is incredibly easy, delicious and spicy! Taste-test approved by a very picky 3-year-old."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

50 m servings 280
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  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.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 280 calories; 7.1 22.6 30.4 71 663 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 97
  1. 133 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

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 Ro...

Most helpful critical review

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...

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

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 Ro...

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 littl...

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. ...

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 ½ if we could do half stars as it was great. I chopped up a red ...

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! :-)

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 rin...

Simple and colorful and tasty!

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!

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 s...