Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Pesto

Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Pesto

Let's face it, I love quinoa! Any way I can incorporate it in my recipes, I am one happy gal. So when I came across a Quinoa Parmesan Recipe from Damn Delicious, I just knew I had to give it a try with my own unique twist. I figured, what else would pair perfectly with chicken? Why pesto, of course! And thus, my Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Pesto recipe was born. 

Serving size: 2-4
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 20-30 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Open the quinoa cup from the quinoa meal and place in a medium sized bowl
  3. Add the tablespoon of Italain seasoning to the quinoa and stir 
  4. In a small bowl, beat the 2 eggs
  5. Place the flour in another small bowl 
  6. Coat the chicken breast thoroughly with flour
  7. Dip the floured chicken in the eggs
  8. Coat the chicken with a layer of Italian seasoned quinoa 
  9. Place on a greased baking sheet
  10. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken)
  12. Top the baked chicken with mozzarella 
  13. Bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is fully melted
  14. Pour the pesto from the Quinoa Quick Meal onto the chicken
  15. Enjoy!
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