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Quinoa stuffed chicken breasts

Author: Amira


  • 3 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1/4 cup onion - chopped.
  • 1/3 cup quinoa uncooked rinsed well and drained,
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • *1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1/3 cup water.
  • 1.5 lbs chicken tenders - approximately 9 pieces.
  • Salt and pepper to sprinkle on chicken.
  • 1 small red bell pepper- julienne.


  • In a small sauce pan, heat the oil , add the onion and stir until fragrant.
  • Add quinoa and stir for a minute, the add salt and pepper. Add water and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until all water is absorbed, remove from heat and let it cool down.
  • Flatten the chicken tenders with a meat mallet, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange some red pepper slices and spread about 2 tablespoon of the quinoa then roll the chicken.
  • Place the chicken roll in a parchment paper and toll, secure ends, tuck them under and roll again in aluminum foil.
  • Repeat until all the chicken is done. Place in an oven dish
  • Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 20- 25minutes.
  • You can enjoy the chicken now or unwrap and broil or grill.
  • Enjoy!!


I've used slightly more than 1 teaspoon of black pepper because we love black peppers a lot so if you can take it, then you are welcome to add more.