One-Pot Chicken and Quinoa


One-Pot Chicken and Quinoa

One-Pot Chicken and Quinoa
3-ounces chicken, 1/2 cup veggie mixture
25 Min

This all-in-one chicken dinner is ready to satisfy! Our One-Pot Chicken and Quinoa is packed with Italian flavors and easy to make. It's the perfect weeknight chicken dinner!

What You'll Need

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, visible fat removed, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 5 basil leaves, thinly sliced

What to Do

  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. 
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 teaspoon oil. Add the chicken and cook 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the skillet. Add onions, carrots, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, water, and quinoa. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and let simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Place chicken into the quinoa mixture and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed, and the chicken is no longer pink in center. Stir in basil and serve.

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