Chicken with Quinoa and Veggies

223 Reviews 13 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Recipe by  kmo1070

“A quick recipe that can be adjusted to include whatever vegetables you have on hand. It could probably be done well with shrimp also. You could easily try different vegetables. The times and amounts are variable depending upon how thick you slice your chicken and veggies, as well as how crisp you prefer the zucchini.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Bring the quinoa and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Simmer until the broth is absorbed, the quinoa is fluffy, and the white line is visible in the grain, about 12 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet; cook and stir the garlic scapes and onion until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken breast strips and cook until the chicken is still slightly pink in the middle, about 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken meat and set aside. Pour 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet and cook and stir the zucchini and tomato until the zucchini is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and sprinkle with feta cheese, basil leaves, and lime juice. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked and hot, about 10 more minutes. Serve over hot quinoa.

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Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson

Absolutely delicious! I substituted a number of things: shrimp for the chicken because I needed to use it up, broccoli for the zucchini, added 1 more tomato because they were on the small side, and mozzarella for the feta. I also didn't use the second 2 tablespoons of olive oil. And I used 2 garlic cloves minced. It only took me 45 minutes to get it on the table after receiving this recipe in my e-mail wondering what to cook for dinner. It was a lifesaver. My husband said it was as good as going out for a nice dinner. A very versatile recipe.



Great taste! The feta melts slightly and blends in with the veggies. Don't add too much extra salt, I added just a bit and was surprised by how much extra flavor the feta gives the dish. I also cut down on the amount of chicken; the quinoa gives protein, so it is a very filling dish.



This was a good dish. The only changes I made were to reduce the cooking times (I like my veggies underdone and I cut my chicken pretty small), used cloves of garlic (all I had) and cooked the quinoa in water instead of broth (personal taste preference). I also threw in some cut up broccoli just because I had it on hand and wanted to use it up. I felt that it was a great addition to this dish and will probably add it when I cook it again.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 453 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs
  • 35.3 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 841 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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