by Olena

Quinoa Skillet with Chicken and Garden Veggies

by Olena

5 from 3 reviews

Quinoa Skillet Recipe with chicken breast and vegetables like zucchini, tomato and corn. Healthy chicken and quinoa dinner in less than 40 minutes with leftovers the whole family will love.

Quinoa and chicken with sautéed zucchini, bell pepper, broccoli and tomato inspired by my Ukrainian roots that takes less than 40 minutes to make. The whole family will love this easy quinoa skillet and you will have plenty of leftovers. In Ukrainian cooking, garlic and onion make a base for stews, sauces and gravies. And that’s what I did here. So easy, you will be like “Whaaaaat?!”.

If you are looking for more healthy easy dinners, check out my Tex Mex chicken and zucchini, garlic chicken, zucchini and corn or vast collection of clean eating dinner recipes.

How to Make Quinoa Skillet 

  1. Chop vegetables and herbs, cut chicken. Quinoa Skillet Recipe with chicken breast and vegetables like zucchini, tomato and corn. Healthy chicken and quinoa dinner in less than 40 minutes with leftovers the whole family will love.
  2. Preheat large deep skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion, garlic and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers and sauté for 3 more minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Quinoa Skillet Recipe with chicken breast and vegetables like zucchini, tomato and corn. Healthy chicken and quinoa dinner in less than 40 minutes with leftovers the whole family will love.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, add quinoa, water, bay leaves and stir. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, reduce heat to lower medium and cook for 12 minutes. Quinoa Skillet Recipe with chicken breast and vegetables like zucchini, tomato and corn. Healthy chicken and quinoa dinner in less than 40 minutes with leftovers the whole family will love.

3. Now it’s time to add vegetables. At this point quinoa should be cooked al dente. Add zucchini and broccoli. Stir, cover with a lid and cook on low-medium for 15 more minutes. Add grape tomatoes and parsley, stir and remove from heat. Serve hot.

Like I said, play around with veggies and use what your family likes. Fresh herb ideas are dill, parsley, basil or green onion. Anything you got in your garden, if you have one. Enjoy!

Quinoa Skillet Recipe with chicken breast and vegetables like zucchini, tomato and corn. Healthy chicken and quinoa dinner in less than 40 minutes with leftovers the whole family will love.

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Quinoa Skillet with Chicken and Garden Veggies

5 from 3 reviews

Quinoa Skillet Recipe with chicken breast and vegetables like zucchini, tomato and corn. Healthy chicken and quinoa dinner in less than 40 minutes with leftovers the whole family will love.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 2 large bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered
  • 1 bunch broccoli, coarsely chopped
  • 10 oz grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch parsley, dill or basil, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat large deep skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion, garlic and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add bell peppers and saute for 3 more minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, add quinoa, water, bay leaves and stir. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, reduce heat to lower medium and cook for 12 minutes.
  4. Now it’s time to add vegetables. At this point quinoa should be cooked al dente. Add zucchini and broccoli. Stir, cover with a lid and cook on low-medium for 15 more minutes. Add grape tomatoes and parsley, stir and remove from heat. Serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 3 days.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Really liked this recipe, instead of water I used chicken broth and I wanted like a little hot sauce but didnt have any so used a little sweet and sour sauce,,,very good recipe.

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