Quinoa Crusted Chicken – Keep Recipes Simple And Kids Will Help With Dinner

Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Salad and Potatoes

Last week I went to a cooking class with my girlfriends at Sur la Table and we learned various recipes.  One of the dinner ideas was so simple, I got the kids involved.  No whining, no complaining, they just got the job done and than ate everything.

Quinoa-Crusted Chicken:

  • 1cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1tbsp flat parsley finely chopped
  • 4 – 6oz – chicken breast, skinless
  • fresh pepper as needed
  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour, or gluten free flour of your choice
  • 2 large eggs beaten

Preheat oven to 425degrees

Cook Quinoa – medium heat, add olive oil and quinoa, cook while stirring for 1-2 min to lightly toast.  Add water and salt.  Bring to boil.  Cover pan, reduce to simmer for 15-20min.  Transfer quinoa to bowl, add parsley and pepper

Arrange things as follows in different bowls

Chicken, Flour, Egg, Quinoa, Greased Cookie Sheet/Tray

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  • Dip chicken in flour both sides, shake off excess
  • Place floured chicken in egg both sides
  • Place egged chicken in quinoa, cover both sides
  • Transfer completed chicken to tray



Place chicken in Oven for 20-25min

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While kids were making chicken, I made a salad.

The potatoes I made ahead of time in crock pot before they got home from school, this is another easy recipe to make with kids:

Slow Cooker Potatoes from Damn Delicious

Mix 3 lbs baby dutch yellow potatoes, washed and halved with the following in a greased CrockPot

  • 1/2tsp dried basil
  • 1/2tsp dried dill
  • 1/2tsp dried oregano
  • 1tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2Tbsp olive oil
  • 2Tbsp butter

Cook on low for 4-5hrs, or High 2-3hrs

Add Parmesan and Parsley to your liking once potatoes are done

In Good Healthy, Ana-Maria Temple, MD

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