Chicken and Quinoa with Avocado Sauce


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Bring broth to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in quinoa and let it boil again.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until quinoa is tender.
  3. Remove from heat and keep covered
  4. Before serving, mix in green onion, lemon juice and salt


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (approx. 2 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  1. Mix cumin, onion powder, paprika, pepper, salt in a small bowl
  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and rub spice mixture on all sides
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook until chicken is done (approx. 10 min).
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and let it rest

Avocado Sauce:

  • 1/2 large avocado or 1 small one peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Mix avocado, yogurt, water, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt in a blender until smooth

Serve chicken on top of quinoa and add avocado sauce

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