Spicy Quinoa Crusted Chicken


Spicy Quinoa Crusted Chicken

Course Dinner
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 pounds organic chicken breasts
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Place chicken broth and quinoa in medium size 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, nutritional yeast and lemon juice.
  • 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.
  • Beat egg. Dip chicken into egg wash then coat with quinoa until completely covered
  • Place chicken on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes


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