Indian Chicken Quinoa

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Quinoa is a nutrient packed ‘supergrain’ and makes a great addition to any diet, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding as it’s high in folate and protein, both essential nutrients during this time.  But what do you do with it?  Here’s a tasty, easy recipe for all to enjoy!


2 tbsp sesame or olive oil

1 tbs black mustard seeds

6 – 8 dried curry leaves

2 tsp garam masala

3 green chillies, deseeded and finely sliced

1 onion, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups quinoa

1/2 cup yellow split peas

3 cups chicken stock (salt reduced)

1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken

80g baby spinach leaves


Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add the mustard seeds and cook until they start to pop.  Add the curry leaves, garam marsala, chilli, onion and cook for 4 – 5 minutes or until golden and fragrant.  Add quinoa and split peas and stir well to coat.  Add stock, bring to the boil and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes, add chicken and spinach and stir until wilted and heated through.  Season to taste and enjoy!

This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy bub.

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