Chicken Thighs and Tricolor Quinoa Skillet with Garlic and Mushrooms

Chicken Thighs and Tricolor Quinoa Skillet with Garlic and Mushrooms is all about fluffy nature of quinoa as well ease of preparation. This chicken and quinoa amazing texture will surely tantalize your taste buds.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and quinoa, tricolor quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 621kcal
Author Olga


Chicken Thighs

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs (skin on, bone in)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chili pepper powder (such as ancho)


  • 12 oz white mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh scallions (chopped)
  • 2 2/3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth (unsalted)
  • 1 cup tricolor quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Season chicken with salt, pepper and chili pepper. Set aside. Heat the skillet on medium high heat and add olive oil to the preheated skillet. Allow the oil to warm up for a bit. 
  • Add chicken to the skillet skin side down and brown it for 5 minutes on medium high heat. Flip to cook the other side for approximately 5 more minutes. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Add mushrooms to the skillet and brown them for about 4 minutes. Next add scallions and garlic to the same pan and sauté for no more than 2 minutes.
  • Add unsalted stock, salt and add uncooked quinoa to the skillet and bring to a fast simmer.
  • Add chicken thighs to the skillet on top of the quinoa. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer until chicken is no longer pink and quinoa is cooked, about 17-20 minutes. Remove from heat and steam for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff the quinoa with the fork and taste to see if it's cooked and seasoned to your liking.


*If the quinoa is too firm at the end of cooking, it may be necessary to add 1-2 Tbsp. liquid and cook longer.


Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 22.2% | Calcium: 6.4% | Iron: 26%