Chicken and Green Beans Over Quinoa

Here's a quick, tasty and complete dinner with such vibrant colors that even your eyes will know it's good for you! The lemon and thyme add just enough flavor that the quinoa can stand on it's own. The stir fry has a satisfying combination of meat and vegetables. The yams take it to the next level with their slight sweetness and additional texture. It's easy to throw together, and you'll be left with the satisfied feeling that you're body has gotten everything it needs.

Easy Quinoa Recipe

Chicken and Green Beans over Quinoa


1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp thyme

  1. Put quinoa, water, lemon zest and juice and thyme in a medium size pot and bring to a boil

  2. Once the water is boiled out, pour the quinoa out onto a plate to allow it to fluff up


2 yams

1 clove garlic



olive oil

  1. Chop yams into bite size cubes and either crush or finely chop garlic

  2. Cook yams with garlic, salt and pepper in a pan with olive oil and heated to a medium heat

Stir Fry:

2 chicken breasts

1 12 oz bag green beans

1 handful red cherry tomatoes

1 handful yellow cherry tomatoes

1/2 jar sundried tomatoes

1 tsp thyme




  1. Heat a pan to medium and pour 1 tablespoon of oil from the jar of sundried tomatoes into pan

  2. Cut chicken breast into cubes, add to heated pan (separate from the yams) and season with thyme, salt and pepper

  3. Add green beans and sundried tomatoes and cover with lid for about 5 minutes

  4. Uncover and add a splash (approx. 2 T) of water to loosen anything on the bottom of the pan

  5. Once the chicken is mostly cooked, stir in cherry tomatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes or. until chicken is cooked through, adding additional water

Once you've cooked all three pans, you're ready to plate up. Spoon out a generous helping of quinoa, top with stir fry and dish up the yams either on top or on the side.

Easy Quinoa Recipe

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Hi! I'm Felicia. I believe that food should be simple and the ingredients should be just that: ingredients. I also believe that balance and moderation are essential. So come to my kitchen, and let's make everyday family foods healthier. Or click here to learn more about me.