20-Minute Chicken & Veggie Fried Quinoa

December 4, 2012

Hey friends!

I’m happy because I made dinner tonight on a whim and it turned out WAY better than expected! I love when that happens! Next time a craving strikes for fry ri (fried rice), try this out. It’s GF x 2 (guilt-free and gluten-free) and packed with flavor. My roommate, Ryan, gave it two thumbs up and even went back for seconds (this is rare because his first serving is always massive).

The veggies I used were just what I had on hand. A traditional fried rice would feature eggs, but I didn’t have any of those either. You could definitely substitute eggs for the chicken in my recipe. The quinoa is healthier than white rice and I also like that the quinoa seems to better absorb the flavors of the sauce.

Chicken & Veggie Fried Quinoa

Here is what you will need plus 2o minutes of your time!


Ingredients (serves 2-3):

1 cup quinoa (prepared according to package directions)

1 cooked chicken breast, seasoned with Thai seasoning and chopped

1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 cup frozen mixed veggies (I used corn, peas, and green beans)*

1 T fresh grated ginger

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup +/- coconut aminos (this makes it gluten free, you can sub soy sauce here)

1 T siracha +/- depending on the level of heat u can handle 🙂

1 T rice wine vinegar

*Feel free to use your favorite veggies here..mushrooms would be a great addition!


Heat a wok or large saute pan with some olive oil or sesame oil. Add your onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Then add your veggies, ginger, coconut aminos and siracha. Saute for another 7-10 minutes until veggies are cooked. Season with salt and pepper and adjust sauce to your preference. Add the cooked quinoa and diced chicken breast and toss all together. I cooked my chicken and quinoa simultaneously and the timing was perfect.

Serve immediately with a side of siracha.

There you have it….a healthy twist on fried rice….please try it!!




2 Responses to “20-Minute Chicken & Veggie Fried Quinoa”

  1. The roommate Says:

    Excellent dinner as always!

  2. Nick Says:

    Amazing! This looks so good!

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