Sunday, April 28, 2013

Recipe: Chicken Fried Quinoa

I am the graduate teaching assistant for a nutrition education class and they work on a semester long project that pertains to their chosen target audience. At the end of the semester they present their curriculum and they do an actual food demo as part of their curriculum. At the end of the food demo, everyone in the class gets to sample the food!

I've tried some pretty interesting things this semester so far and have actually gone home to make some of the recipes. This recipe is one of them, however, I did do it slightly different. I also have no idea where the student got this recipe, so if it's identical to someone else's, please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.


-2 cups dry quinoa
-4 cups low sodium broth or 4 cups water (broth will add more flavor)
-16 oz bag of mixed frozen vegetables (peas and carrots or peas, carrots, green beans, corn)
-1 lb chicken breast, baked or sautéed, shredded
-1/2 large onion, chopped
-1 or 2 large eggs (or egg whites)
-1 clove minced garlic (1/2 tsp or more because I love garlic)
-Low sodium soy sauce


-Add quinoa and broth (or water) to a large pot. Boil until quinoa becomes translucent and all liquid is gone (About 20 minutes or time recommended on box).
-Bake, grill, or sauté chicken breast until cooked thoroughly. Shred.
-While quinoa is cooking, sauté onion and garlic in a large wok (or pan) with olive oil until onion becomes translucent.
-Add frozen vegetables and sauté until thawed
-Add eggs (or egg whites) and stir until eggs are completely cooked/scrambled
-Add shredded chicken
-Add quinoa
-Add soy sauce, to flavor (2-4 Tbsp)

(Steps in pictures below)


  1. This looks like a really yummy dish! I love quinoa never thought about treating it this way! Definitely trying this!