Spicy Quinoa Crusted Chicken

Spicy Quinoa Crusted Chicken

Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, quinoi
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 boneless-skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast (purchase at Whole Foods)


  • Place chicken broth and quinoa in medium sized sauce pan and bring to
    boil. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Once liquid is absorbed, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in chili pepper, cumin, pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Spread quinoa in a thin layer over parchment paper lined baking sheet
    and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Transfer to bowl and place in the refrigerator
  • Bump oven up to 400 degrees.
  • While quinoa is cooling, beat in a separate bowl the egg whites and lime
    juice. Dip chicken in the egg wash and then in quinoa. Pat quinoa onto
    chicken until its completely coated.
  • Place chicken on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle nutritional
    yeast on top and bake for 25 minutes


Makes: 8 servings: ½ chicken breast = 4 protein, 2 carb