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Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Lemon Herb Sauce

Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Lemon Herb Sauce

Are you looking for a delicious and gluten-free recipe? Look no further! This Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Lemon Herb Sauce is not only flavorful but also easy to make. The crispy quinoa crust adds a delightful texture to the tender chicken, and the tangy lemon herb sauce takes it to a whole new level. Get ready to impress your taste buds with this mouthwatering dish!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 25 mins 40 mins 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Cooking spray

Special Notes:

  • Make sure to use cooked quinoa for this recipe.
  • If you don't have gluten-free breadcrumbs, you can use regular breadcrumbs.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the cooked quinoa, grated Parmesan cheese, gluten-free breadcrumbs, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  3. Dip each chicken breast into the beaten eggs, ensuring it's coated on all sides.
  4. Press the chicken breast into the quinoa mixture, coating it evenly with the crust. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  5. Place the coated chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly spray the tops of the chicken breasts with cooking spray to help them brown.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the crust is golden brown.
  7. While the chicken is baking, prepare the lemon herb sauce (see recipe below).
  8. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  9. Serve the Quinoa Crusted Chicken with the Lemon Herb Sauce drizzled on top or on the side.

Lemon Herb Sauce:

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh parsley, fresh dill, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

Serving Suggestions:

This Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Lemon Herb Sauce is perfect for a healthy and satisfying dinner. Serve it with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal. It's also a great option for gluten-free gatherings or when you want to impress your guests with a flavorful and unique dish.

Enjoy every bite of this crispy and flavorful Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Lemon Herb Sauce. It's a gluten-free recipe that will surely become a favorite in your household!

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