Quinoa Stir-Fry.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Today I was not in the mood at all to make dinner.  I thought about the cheapest and easiest thing to make and came up with a healthy little quinoa stir-fry.  The only thing I had to purchase was a roasted chicken breast from the hot counter of Loblaws for only $3.99.  It was a HUGE breast and I still have half of it leftover to use tomorrow in another recipe.  I had made quinoa the night before so I also had a little over 1/2 cup in the fridge.  I gathered some veggies and spices and made this meal in less than 10 minutes!

Chicken & Quinoa Stir-Fry 
(2 servings)


  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • half of a red onion (chopped)
  • half of a red pepper (chopped)
  • 5 large white mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken breast shredded OR your own cooked chicken breast cut into pieces
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • dash of tabasco sauce (or more depending if you like the spice...I DO) (optional)
  • salt and pepper
1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat
2. Sautee onions and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft
3. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook until soft (not too soft or it will go mushy, i like mine a bit crunchy)
4. Add in the quinoa and toss for a few minutes
5. Add in the shredded chicken, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and tabasco (optional)
6. Combine all ingredients for a couple of minutes until heated through

Enjoy :)

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  1. Good to see you posting again! And this dish looks great - so easy, and quinoa is so healthy. Good stuff - thanks.

  2. I like that you used not only an "unconventional" grain such as quinoa for your stir-fry, but also mixed in different seasonings than the standard Asian set. This is a whole new take on the concept!


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