Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes

One-Pot Chicken with Spinach

With lean chicken breast, quinoa, and spinach, this one-pot power meal is ready in just 40 minutes.


Ready in 40 minutes • Makes 3 servings


  • 3 5-oz skinless/boneless chicken breast
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Dash each sea salt and pepper
  • 1 cup fresh spinach


  1. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray and saute onions over medium heat until translucent. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. Saute chicken in olive oil in the same skillet, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  3. Pour chicken broth into skillet along with uncooked quinoa, basil, garlic and cooked onions, and stir. Nestle the chicken breasts into the quinoa. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is fluffy and has absorbed all of the liquid.
  4. Stir spinach into the mixture until it is wilted. Serve hot.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 397, Total Fats: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 97 mg, Sodium: 154 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 30 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 43 g, Iron: 3.5 mg