One Pot Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa


Tomorrow is going to be cooler ‘round here. I’m so excited! This was a weekend full of rest and apparently we needed it.  The hubby, the puppies and I were hanging out watching football yesterday and next thing I knew it was 4 hours later. Oh well! Good news is that today has been very productive. Went to try out a new church this morning, the sermon was very good. Then we headed to Sprouts, they had an amazing 72 hour sale, cranberries for $1 a bag and canned pumpkin for $1 a can! After some cleaning, catching up on work and a trip to Lowe’s for some Thanksgiving projects, I was ready to listen to my wine class and whip up a little dinner.

1 pot. 35 minutes. That’s it!

The hubby even said it can go on…the list!


½ lb. chicken breasts

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 cups of water

1 cup quinoa (used both red and white)

2 – 3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp. oregano

½ tsp. cumin

Handful of fresh parsley

12 green olives, sliced

2 fresh tomatoes, diced

Dash of salt

2 tbsp. honey

½ lemon, juiced


  1. In a large pan, cook chicken and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Remove chicken from pot and put quinoa and water in. Cook over medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes or until most water is absorbed.
  3. Add spices, parsley, tomatoes, olives, honey, and lemon juice into the pot. Heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Cut chicken and add to pot for additional 3 – 5 minutes. Check seasoning and adjust as necessary.
  5. Serve with a sprig of parsley and an olive.

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1 comment

  1. Aviva February 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to make this love quinoa & chicken what more could i ask for!! :)

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