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Chicken Fried Quinoa

Ahna Fulmer // Hammers N Hugs
With whole proteins and a rainbow of vegetables that are soaked in a sweet maple soy sauce, this gluten-free Chicken Fried Quinoa recipe is a meal unto itself.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 1 cup
Calories 225 kcal


  • 2 c quinoa
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 2 c chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 lg carrots, diced
  • 1 c broccoli, chopped
  • 1 c frozen peas
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 eggs

Maple Soy Sauce: (Courtesy of thrivinghome.com)

  • 1/2 c soy sauce
  • 1/3 c maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp butter


  • In a large saucepan, combine 2 c quinoa with 4 c chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is no longer watery
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil and cook the cubed chicken seasoning with salt and pepper as desired.
  • In another large skillet, heat 1-2 T olive oil and saute onion, carrots and broccoli for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the minced garlic and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • While vegetables are sauteing, combine soy sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Combine the quinoa, chicken,vegetables and soy sauce into one large saucepan on high heat. Add the frozen peas and create a well in the middle of the pan.
  • Add the eggs and allow to cook. Once the eggs are cooked through reduce the heat and stir entire mixture together.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the fried quinoa to cool. Place leftovers in airtight casserole dish or freezer quarts.


Macros Per Serving (1 cup): 21g Net Carbs, 7g Fat, 15g Protein
Keyword Chicken Dinner, Chicken Recipe, Quinoa