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Recipes Entrees Quinoa Chicken Chili
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Written by Whole Grain Gourmet   
Thursday, 07 February 2008 00:00

Qunioa Chicken Chili

This recipe has been a favorite in our family for some time now. The preparation is quite simple, the result delicious. It is loaded with flavor. We like it served over Brazilian brown rice. It is hearty and healthy and oh so satisfying. We find ourselves calling for it over and over again.

We use canned beans (low sodium) for this one because it allows us to make it without any real advanced preparation or planning. We just keep a few cans of white beans in the pantry until the craving sets in. Think of it as a delicious whole grain fast food.


Quinoa Chicken Chili

Serves 6


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts or 12 tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilis
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans white beans (un-drained)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well

Spice Blend

  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground red pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 or 3 leeks chopped (white only)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the onions and chicken sautéing until the chicken browns.
  2. Stir in the broth, green chilis, and spice blend.
  3. Simmer for 15-20 minutes
  4. Stir in the white beans and quinoa. Simmer an additional 15 minutes.

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