Quinoa Crusted Chicken

This Quinoa Crusted Chicken is full of flavor and tastes amazing. It is also high in protein and a very healthy dinner. I love feeding this one to my kids. We call it healthy chicken nuggets and I cut them up into bite size pieces, and they eat it in minutes and ask for more. This is a great healthy recipe.

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Quinoa freaked me out at first, I’ll be honest. I have made a few similar recipes before using bread crumbs, crackers, and even corn cereal bits, but quinoa was a whole new ball game.

I decided to give this recipe a shot, and it was actually better than all those other carb infested chicken breasts.

This recipe is incredibly easy to make and comes together in a matter of minutes. You are going to love it.

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-Known to prevent a number of various diseases.

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Serves: 4

Quinoa Crusted Chicken

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the egg until fully combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the cooked quinoa, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. In a third bowl, place the half cup of flour.
  6. Dip the chicken breast into the egg mixture, then the quinoa and Parmesan mixture, then the flour last.
  7. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 20-23 minutes or until fully cooked.
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7 Responses to “Quinoa Crusted Chicken”

  1. This did not go well for me. The mixture did not want to stick to the chicken. I wound up re-dipping with egg after everything else and then just had to try to press the mixture onto the chicken. After baking, there was a lot of flour that didn't bake into the crust. I wound up spreading butter over top to get rid of the flour taste and ultimately dipped the chicken into BBQ sauce to make it palatable! So much for a healthy meal! Any suggestions? Are you sure the order of operations is egg, quinoa mixture, flour?

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