Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dinner Time: Organic Quinoa + Baked Chicken

Sunday recap: Easter mass, washed clothes, had some Thai food in Hollywood n later made this for dinner.  My first time making quinoa (keen-wah) with chicken broth.  I'm not all that knowledgeable with spices so I didn't throw anything in for this time.  BF said the quinoa was a bit bland so we threw in a dash of salt which made it a little better.  

le finished product =P

1 cup organic quinoa (mine from Trader Joe's)

2 cups chicken broth (also from TJ's)

diced up a carrot and a tomato n tossed it in, brought to a boil

rinsed the quinoa, throw it in

bring to a boil for a few min, simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat then cover n turn off

quinoa is ready to go! 

a tossed one of these bad boys in the oven (tightly covered in foil)
20 min at 400 F degrees
took it out, seasoned it with a bit of seasoning salt and rubbed some lemon, flip over
put in the oven again for about 15 min (not in foil)
check to see it's cooked thoroughly and you're set! 


  1. it looks yummie

  2. Great post! Alright, I dislike quinoa immensely however the bf loves it. Here's a quick tip to make it taste a bit better. Through the quinoa you're going to use in a pot covered in salt water for about 15 minutes BEFORE you cook it. Them strain it, put it back in the pot with the chicken broth and then cook it. For some reason this opens the quinoa and makes it taste less helps me eat it anyway


  3. Looks so goood :)

  4. I've always wanted to try quinoa.
    It's on my summer to do list!

  5. Just found your blog, great post. I go to Trader Joes all the time and I've never tried this. It looks delicious. Following you now

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