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In my search for ways to use more healthy grains in our diet, I stumbled upon a recipe claiming that if you loved Alfredo, this would be a hit. The ingredients sounded like they would taste similar to Alfredo sauce, and I was intrigued. We had it for lunch the other day.

Creamy Chicken Quinoa (adapted from All About Fasting)

1 1/2 T. butter or coconut oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium white or yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced and cooked
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 T. chicken broth
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 – 1 1/2 cups full-fat, plain yogurt
Salt and pepper, to taste

Sauté the pepper and onion in coconut oil until tender, adding some salt midway. Add garlic, chicken, basil, and thyme, stirring occasionally, until it’s heated through. Add quinoa, broth, and cheese, stirring to heat evenly. Turn heat to low. Wait a few minutes for pan to cool a bit, and then stir in the yogurt. Don’t let the yogurt cook too much, just heat enough to warm it, and then remove pan from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Yield: 4-6 servings


This was pretty tasty. I added quite a bit of salt and pepper. Next time I will add more Parmesan cheese, because it needed something to counteract the tang of the yogurt. It made a healthy meal that filled us up and made me feel proud to serve. I am really enjoying trying new recipes. Being able to weed through and find things that people might actually make, is fun. I like the challenge of finding things with ingredients that aren’t too tricky or fancy. This recipe originally called for shrimp, which we love, but I didn’t have any on hand. My husband loved it. The red pepper added a great flavor and some crunch. I served this alongside some sweet potato fries, and it was delicious. I wouldn’t say this tasted much like Alfredo, but it will be a dish I make again.

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  1. Amber says:

    I made quinoa once before and didn't like it. But maybe I'll try again 🙂
    Maybe this would still be ok without the red pepper and onion?

  2. kelsey says:

    It's all about how you make it. It can seriously taste AWFUL. It's really important to SOAK it first, for quite a while. Every grain should be soaked, even overnight ideally. If you cook quinoa with some salsa, it's great in tacos/wraps. I don't love it plain as a side. I have a dessert quinoa recipe coming up that I'm SURE will win you over.

    For this recipe, I honestly think it would be pretty bland without the peppers and onion. You can use onion flakes if you want I guess, or puree them. It's the flavor that counts. Try it though, and let me know!

  3. Lora says:

    This sounds good. I made quinoa and my fiance didn't like it, but he might like this “spiced up” version! 🙂

  4. kelsey says:

    I hope he likes it, Lora! Add more cheese if he's a fan, and it will win him over.

  5. Jessie says:

    Yesterday we bought a red pepper and brick of fresh parm with this recipe in mind. Can't wait!!

  6. jonny j says:

    I almost died.

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a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

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