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This healthy and nutritious one pot meal is a great lunch or dinner for 4-5 people. It has a good balance of protein and carbohydrates to help sustain even the hungriest members of the family! Cooking time 40 minutes approx.

Quinoa, a flowering plant related to spinach and amaranth, is rich in protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins.

Chicken ingredients
  • 1 kg chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½  tsp cumin (ground)
  • ½ tsp all spice (optional but good)
  • ½ tsp himalayan pink salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
Quinoa ingredients
  • 2 medium onions (diced)
  • 3 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 large carrot (shredded)
  • 1 tsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 ½ cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • ¾ tsp himalayan pink salt
  • ½ tsp cumin (ground)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500g broccoli (chopped)
Method
  • Preheat large deep skillet or a dutch oven on medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken ingredients and saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain liquid if necessary and cook until golden brown sides appear. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. 
  • Add olive oil, onions, garlic, carrot, and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add pre-cooked chicken, quinoa, water, remaining salt and cumin, and bay leaves; stir. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Now it’s time to add broccoli. At this point quinoa should be cooked al dente.
  • Add broccoli, stir, cover and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve hot

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