Hello, One-Pot Chicken Quinoa! This easy, 1 pot dish, made with simple pantry & refrigerated ingredients will leave you satiated and wanting more!
I am all about using basic ingredients from my fridge and turning them into guest-worthy meals! I think this quinoa-chicken dish is a great example and a way in which one can use up their leftover vegetables, grains, and poultry to create a cohesive dish in no time.
The benefits of one-pot meals
• Way fewer dishes to use & clean! All you'll need is a pot, cutting board, knife & measuring cups/spoons (feel free to omit if you're confident with eyeballing ingredients)
• Time - There's no in-and-out of the oven! You're saving time as a result of using fewer dishes.
• Easy to serve! When making a 1-pot meal, you reduce the serving spoons, forks, & plates that are typically used.
• Stores all in one container!
How to make this One-Pot Chicken Quinoa
If you're confident in the kitchen, I say chop and prep as you go with the recipe. That is how I typically cook. But, if you find this method of cooking more intimidating and unorganized, you can definitely set out all your ingredients first, chopped & prepped so the cooking process will be even faster!
Next, you'll slowly start cooking the vegetables (in the order listed in the recipe), eventually adding the chicken, then the quinoa, liquid, herbs & seasoning! Then, cook for 25-30 minutes.
Can you believe how easy it is to make this dish?!
I'd consider this One-Pot Chicken Quinoa a form of comfort food. It's warm, earthy, & packed with fresh ingredients!
Let me know if you give the recipe and try and if you have any tweaks/changes you make to the recipe.Print