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Chicken & Broccoli Quinoa

Chicken & Broccoli Quinoa

One Pot Quinoa, Chicken and Broccoli is a flavourful healthy quinoa pilaf recipe ready in 30 minutes. Even quinoa cooks in the same pot!
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Main Course
Calories: 310kcal



  • 2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/2 tsp all spice optional
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa uncooked
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb broccoli chopped


  • 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.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

    Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop with a splash of water covered on low.

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