Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper

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There’s nothing worse than feasting on a delicious home-cooked meal and then being met in the kitchen with the overwhelming pile of dishes that usually accompanies it. If dishwater hands have gotten you down, you’re going to love our Skillet Chicken and Quinoa Supper recipe. Made using just a single skillet, this flavorful recipe features chicken in a bed of quinoa and tomatoes, two of nature’s superfoods! This clean eating dish will not only satisfy, but will leave you with ample time to enjoy after dinner conversation.

Superfoods are the key to maintaining optimal health. Check out what tomatoes and quinoa can do for you.

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Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper

Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 294 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 90 mg | Sodium: 145 mg | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Dietary fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 30 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


  • 6 chicken drumsticks, skin removed (optional breast fillets)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes in juice (recipe for Homemade Diced Tomatoes)
  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth, fat free, low sodium
  • 1 cup dry quinoa, pre-rinse


  1. In a large non-stick skillet, add oil, turn to medium-high heat, add chicken and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Add onion to skillet to skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 additional minute.
  2. Return chicken to skillet and add the remaining ingredients. Cover, and cook until chicken is cooked through and quinoa is tender and absorbed most of the liquid, about 15 minutes.

17 Comments on "Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper"

  1. Cori  September 19, 2013

    Amazingly delicious! I am surprised I was able to make it because I am terrible in the kitchen.. but it was a success!! Thanks so much!

    • Skinny Ms.  September 20, 2013

      Cori, YEAH!!!! Thanks for the feedback. This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes and he’s not even a big quinoa fan. 🙂

  2. Aoife  January 5, 2014

    I just tried this, it's super tasty, thank you! My first time making quinoa too 🙂

    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      You're welcome!

  3. andrea  April 29, 2014

    how much is 1 serving?

    • SkinnyMs  April 29, 2014

      1 drumstick and 3/4 cup quinoa tomato mixture.

      • andrea  April 29, 2014


  4. andrea  April 29, 2014

    and if we use chx breasts, i'm assuming its 1 breast? thanks again 🙂

    • SkinnyMs  May 9, 2014


  5. Jennifer  May 19, 2014

    We will be trying this for supper tonight. Thanks for all the wonderful, healthy recipes!

    • SkinnyMs  May 20, 2014

      You're welcome, Jennifer:)!!

  6. Jillian  November 23, 2014

    This was delicious! I threw in some baby spinach and once plated topped off with a little bit of crumbled feta cheese! YUM! Thanks!

  7. Kauna  January 19, 2016

    I am also not that good in the kitchen but your receipts are very straight forward, thanks so much keep the good help.

  8. Christine  June 23, 2017

    Can I use chicken thighs?

    • Nichole Furlong  June 24, 2017

      Hi Cristine! You can use chicken things. Just keep in mind it changes the nutritional value a little.

  9. Gale Compton  September 9, 2018

    Joan, Definitely! 🙂


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