Quinoa W/ Chicken & Mixed Vegetables

Quinoa is a nutritious food that can be used in sweet or savory recipes. It is often substituted for rice and has 8 grams of protein. It has 39 grams of carbs per cooked cup of quinoa, so it could be paired with other low-carb foods, such as beans or veggies, to make a healthy low-carb meal. To make this healthy, filling quinoa bowl, you'll start with quinoa. Quinoa is cooked with 1 to 2 parts quinoa to 1 part water. Add 1 1/2 cups of quinoa to a pan with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then turn down to low, cover with a lid, and cook for about 20 minutes. Stir 1-2 times while cooking to make sure it cooks evenly, and then fluff with a fork once all the water is absorbed. This meal is also easy to make on your own; feel free to substitute your favorite meats for the chicken or your favorite veggies.

Quinoa has been around for thousands of years and is grown all over the world. There are many different varieties of quinoa that come in different colors, including white, red, and black. You can also find tricolored quinoa in stores. Quinoa is a seed, but it is cooked similarly to grains. Generally, you can swap out oats, rice, or buckwheat groats for quinoa in recipes like breakfast cereals, savory rice meals, and hearty buckwheat bowls.

Once your quinoa is cooked, you can take 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa out and save the rest for another meal. Place in a bowl. In a small skillet, add your mixed veggies and some water, cover with a lid, and steam for about 5 minutes. Drain any remaining water. Add to the quinoa. Add salt and any seasonings of your choice. Mix to combine. In the skillet, add the chicken and salt, and cook until brown, about 15 minutes. Place the chicken on top of the quinoa and veggies.


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Yield 1

Prep Time  5 Min 

Author Danielle

Cook  Time  20 Min 


1  1/2 cups cooked Quinoa
3 oz chicken
1/2 cup mixed vegetables
1/4 tsp salt
1/4th + 1/8 tsp salt- to taste for the chicken
1/2 - 1 tsp or to taste Italian seasoning


In a small bowl, add 1 1/2 cups of cooked Quinoa. To start with uncooked quinoa, add 1 1/2 cups of quinoa to a small sauce pan. Add 3 cups of water. Stir and bring to a boil on medium heat. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 20 minutes, covered. Fluff with a fork. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of cooked Quinoa and save the rest for another meal. Cook the chicken until browned, about 15 minutes. In a small skillet, add the mixed vegetables. Add about 1/4 cup of water to the pan and cover with a lid. Steam on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. You can also put the veggies in a Pyrex bowl and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Add seasonings to the quinoa and top with the veggies and the chicken.



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