Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet

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It’s hard to eat healthy this time of year. With all the holiday feasts and parties, free flowing cocktails, and sweets laying around, I find it difficult to keep my hand out of the cookie jar, so to speak.

We do our best to eat clean healthy meals most days, then splurge a little on the weekends. However during the holiday season, the splurge days seems to leak into the rest of the week.

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Lately I’ve been making a lot of one-pot skillet meals. Dinners that can be quickly thrown together after a long day of work and/or after school activities, and don’t make a lot of dishes for me to clean up.

It’s easy to create an endless array of quick skillet meals if you keep a few go-to items in your freezer and pantry… Chicken, ground beef, pasta, canned tomatoes, peppers, onions, and rice and quinoa are a good start.

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Today’s one-pot dynamo, Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet, is a healthy and satisfying meal that is hard to resist.

It’s gluten free, low fat, high protein, packed with vitamins… And it tastes amazing!

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Ready to make healthy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet?

Start by sautéing bell pepper and broccoli over medium-heat heat to blister the edges a little.

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Then remove the veggies and add whole chicken breasts, garlic, chicken broth, and quinoa to the skillet.

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Simmer the mixture until the chicken breasts cook through, the quinoa has absorbed the broth, and the spirals release around the edges.

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Chop the chicken and add in back to the skillet along with the previously cooked veggies, dried cranberries, pecan pieces, and chopped scallions.

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The cranberries and pecans mixed with the quinoa give this Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet a hearty holiday appeal.

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PS – If you have leftover turkey (or chicken) from another meal, you could even omit the chicken breasts and add chopped turkey in at the end to use up your holiday leftovers!

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet is a hit on all accounts. Give it a try!

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Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet Recipe - A healthy one-pot dinner with tons of flavor and texture! This gluten free, low fat, kid-friendly meal is delish.
Servings: 8
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Potassium 879mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 12g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 20.6%
Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 6.2%
Iron 17.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Place a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the oil and chopped bell pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Then add the broccoli florets. Stir and saute another 3-4 minutes, until the broccoli is partially softened. Remove all veggies from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Next add the whole chicken breasts, garlic, quinoa, 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer. Once the quinoa is boiling, lower the heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, the broth is evaporated, and the quinoa spirals have separated, about 18-20 minutes. Add another 1/2 cup broth if needed.
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Chop the chicken and add back to the skillet. Then toss in the sautéed vegetables, pecan pieces, cranberries, and scallions. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you have leftover chicken (or turkey) from another meal, you could even omit the chicken breasts and add chopped turkey in at the end to use up your holiday leftovers!

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  14. Julie | Table for Twoposted November 23, 2016 at 7:35 am Reply

    We love Quinoa! This will be a great dish to add to our menu!

  15. Marla Meridithposted November 21, 2016 at 11:14 pm Reply

    Now this is an everyday dish I can totally stand by!

  16. Bhajan Santvaniposted November 21, 2016 at 9:42 pm Reply

    Looks delicious, Thank You

  17. Naomiposted November 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Looks so healthy and good! 

  18. Maria Lichtyposted November 21, 2016 at 10:25 am Reply

    So many beautiful flavors and colors!

  19. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 21, 2016 at 9:51 am Reply

    Love the flavours and colours in this skillet dinner!

  20. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted November 21, 2016 at 9:33 am Reply

    Going into the holiday I need a big serving of this skillet! 

  21. Jenny Flakeposted November 21, 2016 at 8:25 am Reply

    This looks delicious Sommer!  Love it!

  22. Julia @ HappyFoods Tubeposted November 21, 2016 at 8:20 am Reply

    Wow! This is one delicious looking skillet dinner! :) The colors are amazing!