Spicy Quinoa Crusted Chicken

Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds organic chicken breasts
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Place chicken broth and quinoa in medium size sauce pan and bring to boil. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Once liquid is absorbed, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chili pepper, cumin, pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, nutritional yeast and lemon juice.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  5. Spread quinoa in a thin layer over parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Transfer to bowl and place in the refrigerator
  7. Bump oven up to 400 degrees.
  8. Beat egg. Dip chicken into egg wash then coat with quinoa until completely covered
  9. Place chicken on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes