Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet

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Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:25 minutes

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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.


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/4 cups dried quinoa
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups small broccoli floret
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper


  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!

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!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 338 Calories
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Sodium: 706mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22.3g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 31.8g
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19 comments on “Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet

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

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

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

    This looks delicious Sommer!  Love it!

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

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

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

    Love the flavours and colours in this skillet dinner!

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

    So many beautiful flavors and colors!

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

    Looks so healthy and good! 

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

    Looks delicious, Thank You

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

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

    Rating: 5
  9. 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!

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