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Quinoa Chicken Parm


For all of my fellow chicken parmesan lovers, this one’s for you. With all of the flavor that you’d expect plus the added bonus of using quinoa, this dish doesn’t disappoint. Most definitely a hit with my family as I hope it will be for yours!


Quinoa Chicken Parmesan via Damn Delicious:


1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise in half
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup marinara sauce, homemade or storebought
1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

In a large saucepan of 1 1/2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions. Stir in Italian seasoning.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.

Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in quinoa mixture, pressing to coat.

Place chicken onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with cheeses and marinara. Place into oven and bake until cheeses have melted, about 5 more minutes.

Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.

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