Quinoa with chicken, avo and spinach…mouthwatering!

Quinoa with chicken, avo and spinach…mouthwatering!

Ok, so the name lies a little in that there is so much more than just chicken, avocado and spinach mixed in with this yummy quinoa dish!

Deliciously healthy, full of veg (got to be at least 2 of your 5-a-day, surely!?) low in salt and high in protein, this delicious meal is a great quick fix!

After a very sad look at my unhealthy student diet, I am once again trying to find healthy alternatives!

This week, I have had the realisation that I eat far too much salt.

If is reading this, she will currently be scoffing and pulling her “I told you so” face!

However, in a bid to try and curb my unhealthy salt-scoffing patterns, I have decided not to buy any for my kitchen this year!

That’s right, I’m living in a salt free (ish!) world!

So before this phase ends, here’s a delicious recipe for you that will tantalize your taste-buds and leave you with some get-up-and-go!

Yummy and healthy, yay!

Quinoa with Chicken, Avo, Spinach and More! (Serves 1-2 people)

3/4 cup of quinoa

1 1/2 cups water

1 chicken breast

1 avocado

80g frozen chopped spinach

1/2 small tin sweetcorn

1/2 yellow pepper

1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes

3 spring onions

Olive oil

  1. Rinse the quinoa then place it in a pan of boiling water with the lid of for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the spring onions finely and dice the chicken into small chunks.
  3. Fry the chicken and spring onions in the olive oil for a couple of minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add the frozen spinach, peppers and tinned tomatoes (without too much of the juice!)
  5. Stir until the spinach is defrosted, then add the pepper (chopped finely) and the sweetcorn, and mix.
  6. Once the quinoa is cooked, drain off any excess water and add the quinoa to the chicken and veg.
  7. Stir well, add the avocado and leave on the heat for another minute.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

If you fancy some extra flavour, try adding a generous helping of black pepper, or a light sprinkle of chilli flakes for a bit of a kick!

To try more recipes with quinoa, see my Quinoa with chicken, feta and mixed veg recipe, or my stuffed mushrooms.


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5 Comments

  1. February 9, 2011 / 07:08

    Yum! Gonna have to try this one! Without the chicken as we are currently on a vegetarian drive this month. Have been experimenting lots with cous cous, buckwheat and bulgar wheat (can you eat these?!) and will be posting plenty of recipes – some new soup and salad ones just gone up 🙂

    Glad you are feeling well after the surgery xxx

  2. February 9, 2011 / 07:45

    I do have to agree… avocado with quinoa is the best thing ever!!

  3. Sarah Howells (GF Blogger)
    February 12, 2011 / 19:43

    I think I can eat buckwheat but not sure, I’ll have a look into it 😉
    And yes, avo and quinoa is SOOOOO good!!! xx

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