Lemon Chicken Quinoa Skillet with Baby Spinach

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Lemon Chicken Quinoa Skillet with Baby Spinach cooks in one pan and creates a healthy meal packed with protein, greens and fresh lemon flavor!
Lemon Chicken Quinoa Skillet with Baby Spinach cooks in one pan and creates a healthy meal packed with protein, greens and fresh lemon flavor!
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey I use 99% lean
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 3/4 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice divided
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 ounces organicgirl baby spinach
  • freshly chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, until it starts to softened. Add the ground chicken and minced garlic and cook until the meat is almost cooked through, breaking it into crumbles with a spoon as it cooks.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, quinoa, chicken broth and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, stirring until everything is combined. Cover the skillet with a lid, lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked.
  3. Stir in the remaining lemon juice, lemon zest and spinach. Stir until spinach is wilted. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top, cover with the lid and cook until the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve as is or on top of your favorite organicgirl greens. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, as desired.

Notes

  • Use any of your favorite greens in this recipe. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 248, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 382mg, Potassium: 646mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 1390%, Vitamin C: 10.6%, Calcium: 81%, Iron: 2.1%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken quinoa, lemon chicken quinoa skillet, quinoa skillet
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