Crunchy and full of flavor, this quinoa coated chicken is a home run.

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Boil the quinoa until tender, drain, then spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly toasted then let cool completely, breaking up any clumps using your fingers. Quinoa Crusted Chicken2

In one dish place the quinoa, in another combine together the mustard and thyme. Lightly coat the chicken with mustard, then in the quinoa – turning and pressing in the quinoa until completely coated. Give the chicken tops a light spray with cooking oil, this will prevent the quinoa from drying out too much as it bakes.
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Quinoa-Crusted Chicken

Marla Hingley
Crunchy and full of flavor, this quinoa coated chicken is a home run.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4

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Instructions
 

  • Prepare quinoa, drain then spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 300°F for 20-30 minutes until lightly toasted. Let cool, then break up any clumps using your fingers. Place into a shallow dish and toss with some salt and pepper.
  • In another shallow dish, mix mustard and thyme. Lightly coat chicken with mustard, then dip in quinoa. Turning and pressing in quinoa until completely coated.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, spray the top of the coated chicken lightly with some cooking spray (this will prevent the quinoa from drying out too much as it bakes), then bake at 425°F for 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
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