Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper

3.29 from 7 votes

A satisfying supper teeming with superfoods

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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3.29 from 7 votes

Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper

This one-skillet meal is made with clean foods and is a great addition to your weekly menu.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 6 chicken drumsticks skin removed, optional breast fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion small, diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes canned, or recipe for Homemade Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons capers drained
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper freshly ground
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth fat free, low sodium
  • 1 cup quinoa dry, pre-rinse


  • 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, reduce heat to medium-low, sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 additional minute.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 145mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb

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  1. 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!

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

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

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

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